Ex-Goldman Sachs employee sues FBI

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A Goldman Sachs programmer sued the FBI agents who arrested him for allegedly stealing the bank’s high-speed trading code, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights.

Bloomberg News reports that Sergey Aleynikov, whose federal conviction for the theft was thrown out on appeal after he spent about a year in prison, is set to go on trial in April on related charges in New York state court.

Aleynikov alleged that the FBI agents who arrested him in Newark International Airport in 2009 violated his rights by initiating the prosecution and later sending his property to the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

'The unconstitutional malicious prosecution of Aleynikov was designed not to serve the interests of justice but to curry favor with an influential corporation intent on punishing one of its most talented officers who chose to leave the firm and, in the process, sending a message to other employees and prospective employees that Goldman Sachs is willing and able to use the American criminal justice system as its own private enforcement arm,' according to the complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

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