Photographers Trying To Snap A Picture Of Lloyd Blankfein At The Gupta Trial Accidentally Got Paris Hilton Instead

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It seems like what’s happening outside the Rajat Gupta insider trading trial may be more interesting than what’s happening inside the courtroom.Yesterday, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein took the stand to testify in the insider trading case of former Goldman director Gupta, who is accused of passing on non-public information involving Warren Buffett’s $5 billion investment in the bank in 2008 to convicted insider trader Raj Rajaratnam.

Photographers, of course, were at the ready outside the courthouses in downtown New York, waiting for prime photo opportunities with Blankfein’s arrival.

But when a black Mercedes-Benz SUV pulled up outside, photographers were not greeted by Blankfein, but with Paris Hilton stepping out, according to WSJ’s Law Blog. The socialite was at the courthouses for a dispute with an Italian lingerie company.

Blankfein, it appeared, had already made it inside the courthouse undetected.

Still, we can’t imagine the photographers were too disappointed to get a Hilton instead of Blankfein.

SEE ALSO: The Rajat Gupta Insider Trading Trial Is So Boring That Even The Judge Is Amazed The Jurors Are Paying Attention

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