A 24-year-old law student wrote one too many letters to a federal judge attacking his rulings in the Rajat Gupta insider trading saga.
U.S. marshals led the enthusiastic student Benula Bensam out of the courtroom during the Gupta trial, the New York Times’ Dealbook reported Wednesday.
Her offence? The Benjamin Cardozo School of Law student reportedly sent Judge Jed Rakoff too many letters about Gupta before the judge personally asked her to cut it out on Monday.
Bensam says the marshals accused her of trying to sway Rakoff, the Wall Street Journal reported.
She had apparently become so enthralled with the case that she had started blogging about it.
“I was sent out of the courtroom today by U.S. Marshalls. They refused to return my cell phone and took a picture of me using their camera phone over my objections,” she said in a post Monday.
“Should I protest outside of the Courthouse? Tomorrow?” Bensam added.
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