29399093 story Former Goldman Programmer's Conviction Overturned 182 Posted by Soulskill on Friday February 17, 2012 @02:00PM from the convicted-and-acquitted-millions-of-times-per-minute dept. i_want_you_to_throw_ writes "The legal woes will soon be over for Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs Group computer programmer who had been convicted of stealing part of the Wall Street bank's high-frequency trading code. A federal appeals court overturned his conviction and recommended acquittal. We previously discussed this story when he was sentenced to 97 months in prison. It will be interesting to see their reasoning (an opinion is to be released) as well as what this may mean for other programmers developing high frequency trading code."