Prosecutors Rest in Ex-Goldman Programmer’s Code-Theft Case

New York prosecutors finished presenting their case against Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer on trial for allegedly stealing the firm’s high-frequency trading code.

Aleynikov, who spent almost a year in prison on a federal conviction that was ultimately thrown out, was later indicted by a state grand jury. His lawyer argues that his actions, downloading computer code in June 2009 as he left for another job, are a civil matter between him and Goldman Sachs and not a crime.

The defense is to begin presenting its case next week.

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