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‘Flash Boys’ Programmer Gets Some Evidence Thrown Out

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

Sergey Aleynikov, 44, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Russia, whose case was the inspiration for Michael Lewis’s best-seller “Flash Boys,” is fighting charges in state court after his federal conviction was overturned.