... On November 28, 2007, Kang and another agent rang the bell at the gate of Khan’s house. Khan, a dishevelled, overweight woman of forty-nine, allowed the F.B.I. inside. She was in distress, having recently lost a lot of money on trades. She had sold her jewelry through Sotheby’s; her house was on the market for eighteen million dollars; and her marriage was in trouble. Khan told Kang that she was in contact with Rajaratnam only because she was hoping to get a job with Galleon, and that he talked to her only to be nice. She said that she knew Sunil Bhalla, of Polycom, because he had dated one of her friends. For more than an hour, she blizzarded the agents with lies. Then Kang brought out a file with the roomy81 I.M.s and other incriminating evidence. Khan retreated to one of her seven bathrooms, cried, and emerged with a new understanding of her situation. “If I don’t coöperate this time,” she told Kang, “I’ll go to jail.”
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