(Corrects Khan's age in paragraph 2 to 54 instead of 58)
NEW YORK Jan 31 Roomy Khan, a one-time
technology company executive who became a key FBI informant in
the insider-trading case against hedge-fund manager Raj
Rajaratnam, was sentenced to 12 months in prison on Thursday.
Defense lawyers had sought five years of probation for Khan,
54, who pleaded guilty in 2009 in U.S. District Court in
Manhattan to securities fraud, obstruction of justice and
conspiracy. She faced a maximum 30-year sentence.
Khan's cooperation helped U.S. authorities in their probes
of illicit trading, including the Rajaratnam prosecution.
Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was convicted by a
federal jury in May 2011 and is now serving an 11-year prison
(Reporting By Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Martha
Graybow, Gary Hill)