Raj Rajaratnam: Midget Wrangler

Earlier we mentioned that Raj Rajaratnam once paid an employee $5,000 to get tasered, as per a big WSJ profile of his activities.

Apparently the alleged inside trader had a bit of a prankster streak.

Raj preyed on sleepy co-workers during one of the morning meetings he held at Galleon at 8:35 AM on the nose every morning.

One April 1st, when employees walked in, they saw that there was someone new, a midget, in the meeting.

Rajaratnam dead-panned that the short man was Galleon’s new analyst, hired to cover “small-cap” stocks.

Read the full story on Rajaratnam at the Wall Street Journal >

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