In the 2 months since his trial for insider trading began, Raj Rajaratnam has slimmed down big time.
Even the security guards who let him in every morning have noticed. “He’s lost so much weight!” one told us.
(He might lose even more. Deliberations on Raj’s verdict could go on for a lot longer.)
Here’s Raj on and then on February 17th, and then on April 29th:
What’s his secret? Diet Coke.
On a wire-tapped call between Raj and Anil Kumar played in court two days ago, Raj is overheard ordering a soda:
Rajaratnam: “No, no. Markets went crazy.”
Rajaratnam: “[Aside: I’ll have a diet coke.]”
Rajaratnam: Diet coke.
Here’s a side view. Raj on March 4th, and just ONE month later: