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Check In with that VP of Really Fast Erlang HFT Code

Matt Levine, Bloomberg View, Goldman Sachs Just Says ‘VIce President’ to be Polite, here. And they say the guy from Duck Dynasty doesn’t have clue what he is talking about on Fox. Well, he ain’t alone, nosuh, not alone.   

My basic view of Sergey Aleynikov — the former Goldman Sachs programmer who left for a high-frequency trading firm, took some code on his way out the door, was arrested by the FBI at Goldman’s instigation, was convicted of theft and sentenced to eight years in prison, was released after about a year when an appeals court ruled that he hadn’t committed a crime, and was then charged with the theft again in state court just out of prosecutorial spite1 — is that Goldman has been unnecessarily mean to him and that the very least it can do would be to pay his (more than $2.3 million!) legal bills for the absurd criminal cases it put him through.

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