The New York Times reports that the defence’s case will take considerably less time. It said it might call one witness on Monday, and then both sides will present their closing arguments. Steinberg will not take the witness stand.
Seated in the Federal District Court in Lower Manhattan, a jury of nine women and three men have been presented with hundreds of emails, phone records and trading records by the prosecution, often enduring hours of Wall Street jargon.
The prosecution, led by Antonia M. Apps, an assistant United States attorney, has accused Steinberg of trading the stocks of the technology companies Dell and Nvidia after receiving confidential information about their earnings from Jon Horvath, a former technology analyst at SAC.
They sought to establish that, under pressure from Steinberg to supply 'edgy proprietary information,' Horvath turned to a network of analysts that shared non-public information.
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