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Diamondback Capital Raided By FBI

Diamondback Capital Raided By FBI - FBI raids seeking documents from three investment firms are related to hedge fund insider trading investigations directed by the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, according to a person familiar with the probes.

The offices of Level Global Investors LP and Diamondback Capital Management LLC, firms founded by alumni of SAC Capital Advisors LLC, were searched by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, the government said today. Agents also executed a search warrant at the offices of Loch Capital Management, according to another person familiar with the matter. Both declined to be identified because the probes are ongoing.

“The government has decided it needs to use force to obtain all the information,” said Jacob Frenkel, a former federal prosecutor and lawyer with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “It has opted not to issue grand jury subpoenas but instead use the search warrant process.”

Steve Bruce, a spokesman for Diamondback, and Andy Merrill, a spokesman for Level Global, confirmed the FBI had searched their offices and said they are cooperating. Timothy McSweeney of Boston-based Loch Capital didn’t respond to a phone message seeking comment.

Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman for Bharara, declined to comment.

Diamondback Capital Raided By FBI

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