Not-So-Fab: Fabrice Tourre, the Goldman Sachs bond trader at the center of the government's fraud probe against the firm, denied charges that he misled investors.

The New York Times said the outcome of the case against Tourre "could cast the Goldman settlement in a different light. If he pays a big fine in a settlement or loses the case, it could be viewed as confirmation that there was wrongdoing. If he wins in court, some Goldman shareholders may wonder why the bank paid a big fine in the case."

- additional information from The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post

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