Raj Rajaratnam, a self-made hedge-fund tycoon convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the biggest Wall Street trading scandal in a generation, has been ordered to serve 11 years in prison.
Rajaratnam's profits had been placed at between $70m and $75m by case prosecutors.
Prosecutors had asked the judge to impose a sentence of at least 19 and a half years on Rajaratnam. However, the judge took his ailing health into consideration in granting him leniency.
Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.