A little post-Christmas cold has thrown a wrench in my plans to catch up on posting.  In the meantime, be sure to check out the current series on Galleon and its founder, Raj Rajaratnam, in the Wall Street Journal.  The Galleon case is the largest insider-trading case brought by Federal prosecutors in many years.  Rajaratnam built a dizzying network of corporate informants who passed material nonpublic information to the hedge fund titan over the course of 20 years:

The Network

Part I: The Man Who Wired Silicon Valley (How Rajaratnam built his empire)

Part II: Fund Chief Snared by Taps, Turncoats (How the feds closed in)

Interactive Graphic: Galleon’s Web