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Ex-Goldman Sachs trader’s defense is fantasy, US says

Goldman staffer duped investors, SEC alleges

NEW YORK — A former Goldman Sachs vice president is trying to draw jurors into a ‘‘fantasy world’’ to fend off accusations he violated securities laws, a government lawyer said.

But a defense attorney countered that prosecutors had wrongfully accused his client in the case, which grew from the collapse of the housing market six years ago.

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