SAC's Steinberg gets 42 months in prison

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Former SAC Capital portfolio manager SAC Capital Michael Steinberg was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison after his 2013 conviction on insider trading charges.

He was also hit with a $2 million fine and ordered to forfeit another $365,000.

Steinberg, once of Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors, asked for a two-year sentence.

Prosecutors accused Steinberg of trading on illegal tips about Dell Inc and NvidiaCorp passed to him by an SAC analyst, who admitted to swapping confidential information among a group of analysts at other hedge funds.

SAC has since been renamed Point72 Asset Management.

Read More Steinberg's other problem: Legal fees

-Reporting by CNBC's Jim Forkin. Reuters contributed to this report.

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