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Federal prosecutors were popping champagne corks in New York City as well last week. A Manhattan jury convicted five executives of Princeton/Newport Partners and a former trader for Drexel Burnham Lambert of 63 felony counts stemming from illegal stock-trading schemes. They were fined a total of $3.8 million. The case marked the first time the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act has been used against Wall Street executives, and thus lays the groundwork for the Government's prosecution of junk-bond king Michael Milken, formerly of Drexel. Since Drexel was Princeton/Newport's main partner in the illegal trades, evidence from the trial is likely...

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