More arrests possible in hedge fund case – Federal investigators plan to charge at least 10 securities professionals with insider trading, some linked to the criminal case against billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam that shook Wall Street last week, people familiar with the matter said yesterday.

The pending crackdown, more than two years in the making and among the biggest undercover operations into insider trading, may yield charges against hedge fund managers and their associates as early as this week, the people said, declining to be identified because the cases aren’t public. Authorities had planned to arrest Rajaratnam this week as part of a broader sweep, expediting it after learning he had bought a plane ticket to travel to London on Friday, one person said.

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