NEW YORK — An executive with the Blackstone Group tipped off a financial analyst that the Albertsons chain was about to be sold, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by federal prosecutors. Blackstone, a leading investment and advisory firm, had been retained by Albertsons in 2005 to market the chain for sale. It was sold to a consortium of private investors, Supervalu and CVS early in 2006. According to the suit, filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ramesh Chakrapani, a ...

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