To me, it's no surprise that former SAC employee Mathew Martoma has asked a federal judge to toss the jury verdict or order a new trial. That's because I was in the minority, that is, I anticipated an acquittal or a mistrial. Here is the coverage from the New York Post.
Martoma contends is his appeal that key witness Dr. Sidney Gilman was not credible. I argued that point over and over again. However, Martoma's other claim is hardly solid. He says that making public that he was expelled from Harvard Law School biased the jury. However, that information was not presented in court when the jury was present.
If Martoma's appeal is rejected, he is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20. If it succeeds, it proves me right: The prosecution's case was not a strong one.