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Galleon Doubled Down on ATI Ahead of AMD Buy

Galleon had a pipeline right to the top of AMD and of course this new revelation has raised more eyebrows

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According to an SEC filing the Galleon Group, the hedge fund charge with trading on insider information, double downed on ATI in 2006 to the tune of ~$125 million in shares and call options right before AMD bought it and was up 6.6% when AMD's bid was disclosed. Galleon had a pipeline right to the top of AMD and of course this new revelation has raised more eyebrows. Regulators however have so far only charged misconduct with respect to AMD's spin off of its plants and its taking on more investment.

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