Jurors 'struggled' to find ex-Goldman programmer crime


Jurors who convicted ex-Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov said they struggled to find a crime in his copying of the bank’s high frequency trading code.

Bloomberg News reports that it took eight days of tortured deliberations -- punctuated by repeated requests to review testimony and define words, as well as a surreal poisoned-lunch sideshow -- for them to convict Aleynikov on one of the three counts he faced.

'We just really took apart the law word by word and put it back together - it proved the law had been broken', said Meghan McNamara, 28, of Manhattan. Jurors’ personal views about Aleynikov were never part of the equation, she said, calling the deliberations in New York state court devoid of emotion.

'We started with the presumption of innocence multiple times', she said.

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