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As Feds Saw Inside Trader in Valvani, Friends Saw Family Man

  • Visium partner found dead in Brooklyn home on Monday evening
  • Fund manager was charged with insider trading last week
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Those who knew Sanjay Valvani described him as super-smart, an adoring father, an enthusiastic philanthropist and a friendly neighbor. Federal prosecutors described him as an insider trader who deserved as much as 65 years in prison.

Valvani, 44, was charged last week with illegally profiting on secret information about drugs in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval pipeline. Prosecutors said two cooperating witnesses would implicate him, one of which is a former FDA official Valvani hired as a consultant at Visium Asset Management, where Valvani was a partner.