NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a onetime billionaire serving 11 years for insider trading has asked a New York appeals court to toss out the bulk of the evidence in the case.
Patricia Millett (MIHL'-eht) asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to overturn Raj Rajaratnam's (RAHJ rah-juh-RUHT'-nuhmz) conviction.
She says the government left vital information out of papers it submitted to get court authority to wiretap Rajaratnam's phone.
Prosecutors relied on the recorded calls to earn a conviction from a jury last year.
Millett says the government had not adequately shown that ordinary investigative techniques had failed.
Government lawyer Andrew Fish told the three-judge panel that the government acted properly to obtain the wiretaps.
The court didn't immediately rule.