Sergey Aleynikov

Sergey Aleynikov is a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer. In 2009, as he prepared to join a high-frequency trading startup, Goldman accused him of stealing proprietary code. He spent 11 months in jail, before a federal conviction was overturned in February 2012.


Ex-Goldman programmer will face jury

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The criminal case against Sergey Aleynikov — the former Goldman Sachs programmer who was convicted in federal court, then acquitted, only to be charged again in state court — will soon head to a jury after Aleynikov’s last-ditch effort to toss out the case came up short.

Ex-Goldman programmer gets a break


A Manhattan judge on Tuesday denied a move by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to use an expert witness against former Goldman Sachs computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov.



Goldman ordered to pay ex-programmer's legal fees

A federal judge has ruled that Goldman Sachs must pay the legal fees of a former computer programmer accused of stealing code from the bank, a decision that wades into a hot-button issue as more and more Wall Street employees find themselves ensnared in lawsuits and investigations.

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Ex-Goldman programmer's arrest ruled illegal

The former Goldman Sachs programmer twice charged with stealing the company’s high-speed trading code on his last day of work scored a pre-trial victory last week, as a New York judge ruled his arrest was illegal and threw out some of the evidence against him.

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Ex-Goldman Sachs employee sues FBI

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.