Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:29 PM PSTUpdated: Dec 17, 2012 3:39 PM PST

By By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) – Two former hedge fund managers were convicted Monday of insider trading charges, including allegations that one of them had made as much as $50 million on a tip about Dell earnings.

Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson were convicted in federal court in Manhattan after a five-week trial that included testimony from two analysts for the men. The jury reached its verdict after two days of deliberations.

Newman, of Needham, Mass., is a former portfolio manager with Stamford, Conn.-based Diamondback Capital Management who had been accused of making about $2.8 million from illegal tips.

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