Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

By Bloomberg Markets - 2012-09-05T07:58:26Z

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Raj Gupta

Former Managing Director, McKinsey & Co.

The top job at McKinsey and a Goldman Sachs board seat gave Gupta, 63, the aura of success. Now, he faces years in prison, convicted of insider trading. His lawyer said he will appeal. Prosecutors showed at his trial that Gupta used his lofty positions to pass tips to hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam.

WHAT HIS LAWYER SAYS: "We continue to feel that Mr. Gupta is innocent of all the charges." - Attorney Gary Naftalis, speaking after the June 15 verdict.