U.S. rejects Bill Hwang’s sandbagging claim in Archegos prosecution

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice forcefully rejected Bill Hwang’s claim that it sandbagged him by concealing its plan to charge him with fraud over the collapse of his $36 billion Archegos Capital Management LP. In a Thursday night filing in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said there was no basis to grant Hwang’s motion to dismiss his indictment because of prosecutorial misconduct prior to his April 27, 2022, arrest. “Hwang’s motion is predicated on a series of inflammatory claims about the government’s conduct that are entirely baseless,” prosecutor…

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