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

American courtroom

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.