Wall Street Felon Raj Rajaratnam Is Living the Sweet Life in Prison

HONG KONG, CHINA:  This picture taken in Hong Kong 24 February 2005 shows a solid gold and gem-encrusted toilet valued at 38,000,000 million Hong Kong dollars (4.8 million USD).  The Hong Kong tourism board has removed the gold jewellery store that displays the toilet from its preffered list after staff were rude to customers.     AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE  (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)
Mike Clarke, AFP/Getty ImagesRaj Rajaratnam isn't exactly using a solid-gold toilet while serving his sentence in Devens Federal Medical Center (below), but by prison standards, he's living a luxurious life.

By Steven Perlberg

Convicted insider trader Raj Rajaratnam is living the good life in prison, with plush accommodations and a personal "manservant."

According to a source cited by the New York Post's John Crudele, Rajaratnam -- the former CEO of Galleon Group -- has a prime cell that usually houses ill inmates.

Rajaratnam has a private toilet, shared balcony, television, and adjustable bed. Eddie, a fellow prisoner responsible for wheeling around infirm inmates, has taken a liking to Rajaratnam and cooks for him when the billionaire doesn't want to walk to the chow hall, a source told the Post.
This Friday, April 26, 2013 photo shows the entrance of the Devens Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Devens, Mass.  The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, had been moved from a Boston hospital to the federal medical center at Devens, about 40 miles west of the city. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Eddie hopes to be the former hedge funder's driver when he gets out of Devens Federal Medical Center, according to the Post's report.

Apparently the other prisoners are upset about Rajaratnam's "special treatment," and believe he should be relegated to general population digs. Other sicker inmates have to walk half a mile to get grub. Not Rajaratnam.

Though all of Devens is a "medical facility" and Rajaratnam has diabetes and may need a new kidney, the source told the Post that Rajaratnam gets around fine and has lost weight.

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hibokhibok

What happen to my comment???

August 28 2013 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rruffier

This story PROVES that money is the crux to salvation and forgiveness in our nation. You then compound this with lawmakers of the same character, that haven't been caught, but when they are caught, the path is much the same. Corruption is rampant EVERYWHERE. We whine about it, but buy the same brand every 2, 4, and 6 years at the voting booth, thinking that they are wiser than we are, when in reality we have just confirmed that we should never underestimate the power of our own stupidity. Worse we buy it by voting for the same ones over and over again. This felons protection is by/from them, they created the justice he receives, which is a vacation until he ventures on after release, perhaps as a lobbyist in Finance. Offended? Nobody should be because we intake daily this type information and wait for the next story, hoping perhaps we will not be impacted. LOL!!!

August 28 2013 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rjz895

I wonder how many people he paid off to lead this privileged life in prison. It is a disgrace and something should be done about it.

August 28 2013 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
juststeve35

In Amerika everyone is equal...

It's just that some folks are more equal than others.

August 28 2013 at 1:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
juststeve35

So, the plutocracy takes care of their own...

Especially those who Take One For The Team.

August 28 2013 at 1:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
araudette

This is equal justice under the Law?

August 28 2013 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
crimeslawyer

Let him out. A waste of resources. Our penal system is outdated and useless.

August 28 2013 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bolten2

This isnt the fault of Rajaratnam. Where is the supposed administration at this prison. Unless they are also planning for future jobs.

August 28 2013 at 12:15 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
kolblh

The Bum\'s a one percenter, what would you expect, equal rights for everyone?

August 28 2013 at 12:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
shamrocksare1

As they say, justice is blind. Unless there is money involved.

August 28 2013 at 12:03 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply