Looking back on SAC's legal troubles and Farallon's stumbles


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One year ago

>> It was a less complicated time for SAC Capital Advisors. Founder Steve Cohen was attracting attention for a failed bid to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers, not for being the target of government insider trading probes.

That changed last fall when the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice charged ex-SAC portfolio manager Mathew Martoma with insider trading. SAC settled the Martoma-related civil case last week with a $616 million payout, which the SEC said was the largest settlement ever for insider trading (the firm didn't admit or deny the