WASHINGTON— A federal judge in New York has denied a request by David Rubin, founder of CDR Financial Products, to transfer a bid-rigging case against him, his firm and two other former CDR officials to a federal court in Los Angeles.

Rubin made the transfer request last month, arguing it would be expensive and inconvenient for him to participate in a six-to-eight week trial later in New York this year while caring for his wife, who is ill and looking after their young children in the Los Angeles area.

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