NEW YORK Aug 9 A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc
computer programmer who was cleared of federal charges in
February faces new charges of illegally using and copying the
firm's high-frequency trading code, according to an arrest
warrant filed in Manhattan criminal court.
The charges, brought by the office of Manhattan District
Attorney Cyrus Vance, are a new twist in a case first brought by
U.S. federal prosecutors in July 2009.
The programmer, Sergey Aleynikov, was found guilty at trial
in December 2010 of theft of trade secrets. A U.S. appeals court
reversed his conviction and he was released from prison in
February after serving nearly one year of an eight-year
The felony arrest warrant, dated last week and signed by an
FBI agent, charges Aleynikov with "unlawful use of secret
scientific material" and "unlawful duplication of computer
Aleynikov's lawyer, Kevin Marino, told Reuters on Thursday
that "we look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Aleynikov
against these false charges."