Before Rajiv Goel plead guilty to insider trading and testified as a government witness in court, he and Raj were mates — close friends who dined regularly, spoke often and vacationed together with their families in tow. In 2007, Raj and Rajiv took their families to France for a summer vac action.
They stayed at an incredible 11-bedroom country house called the Chateau Grimaldi.
It was on that vacation, Raj said to his Goel, “Either, he’s going to make me a lot of money or had made me a lot of money,” Goel told the court last week.
Specifically, the friends were talking about the $78,000 Raj made for Goel in trading shares of Hilton Hotels before the public announcement of its acquisition by Blackstone.
Outside the beautiful house, there are 15 acres of with manicured lawns and formal gardens, antique fountains, a tennis court and...
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