Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Goldman spying suspect no boon to new Chicago firm


BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Their paths sound so similar - two Russian emigres with a talent for numbers who arrived in the United States and quickly moved into the rarefied circles of America's top investment firms.

But Mikhail Malyshev may now regret having crossed paths with countryman Sergey Aleynikov, a computer programer he hired for his start-up firm who is now embroiled in one of the highest profile U.S. corporate espionage cases in years.

Four days ago, federal agents charged Aleynikov, 39, with stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N). Malyshev's company, Teza Technologies LLC, responded by suspending Aleynikov.


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