As noted by Reuters, 57-year-old Alnoor Ebrahim has now testified that he leaked AT&T’s sales data about the iPhone—as well as sales data related to Blackberry products from RIM and other handsets—to people who then made investments based on that information.
Ebrahim entered a plea agreement as part of a larger case against former Goldman Sachs board member Rajan Gupta. But Ebrahim’s leak wasn’t the only Apple-related one to make its way into the high-profile case. Earlier this year, it was revealed that an unidentified person at Goldman Sachs itself had been fingered for leaking secrets about Apple and Intel to a hedge fund manager—a discovery that was made during investigations in the Gupta case. (Gupta is accused of leaking information about Goldman Sachs and Proctor & Gamble; he’s not directly related to the Apple leaks except that he interacted with many of the parties who did leak that information).