Yesterday, news broke that a superseding indictment in Rajat Gupta’s insider trading case had been issued, meaning the government had so substantially rewritten the charges against the former McKinsey chief that they had to essentially issue a new indictment. But take a trip over the “Friends of Rajat Gupta for Fair Play and Justice” and the tone changes dramatically (thanks to Basil Katz for the heads up).
And this isn’t something old that just hasn’t been taken down. The whole site is copywritten as of 2012.
There’s this open letter extolling Gupta’s virtues that has almost a hundred signatories:
“The REAL Rajat known to us over several decades is completely at odds with the public narrative. To our collective knowledge which spans a lifetime and covers hundreds of friends Rajat has:
- always upheld the highest of ethical standards;
- been judged, without a chance to tell his side of the story; and
- been mis-characterised by people who have little or no knowledge of him.
Rajat has maintained his innocence with total conviction. We fully stand by him…”
To the side of the letter are quotes from Bishop Desmund Tutu, Gandhi and Elie Wiesel:
And if you’d like to submit your own testimonial about how great Rajat Gupta is, there’s a submission page:
The site really must be browsed firsthand.