Lawyer for ex-Goldman Sachs programmer says copying code was not criminal

April 22, 2015 9:04 PM

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April 22 (Reuters) - A defense attorney for a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer accused of stealing the company's high-frequency trading code told a New York jury on Wednesday that the programmer's actions were not criminal.

During his closing argument in the trial in New York state court, lawyer Kevin Marino said it was undisputed that Sergey Aleynikov copied code from Goldman's high-frequency trading software for his own use in June 2009, violating the bank's confidentiality policy.

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