‘Hipster Juror’ Proves Easy Entry Point Into Insider Trading Trial


In case you stick to cat videos and haven’t been paying attention to the insider trading trial of hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, here’s a great talking point for when one of your smarter (richer) friends brings it up: one of the jurors, an alternate, is a 35-year-old unemployed Manhattan-ite. The New York Times DealBook blog calls him the trial’s “Hipster Juror” because of his English degree, “scruffy beard, ironic glasses and a track-suit jacket.” He has jokes too: “Explaining how he spent his time since becoming unemployed, he said he watched poker shows on TV and played video games. Oh, and ‘when we can get our drummer situation worked out, I’m in a band.'” [DealBook]