Bloomberg Law
Aug. 24, 2022, 3:00 PM

Finance Bromance Ends With Pal Wearing a Wire in Insider Case

Greg Farrell
Greg Farrell
Bloomberg News

They were business school buddies who landed at top Wall Street firms -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Barclays Plc -- lived for a time in the same Manhattan high-rise, played squash regularly and partied overseas together.

And then one of them wore a wire and recorded his friend allegedly asking him to delete incriminating text messages.

Former Goldman banker Brijesh Goel was arrested last month for insider trading. His friend, ex-Barclays trader Akshay Niranjan, is “co-conspirator 1” in the criminal complaint against Goel, and the man who turned on his buddy, according to people familiar with the matter. ...