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Insider Trading

Federal Investigation Could Redefine Insider Trading

AP | RACHEL BECK and BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The aggressive push federal prosecutors are making against potential insider trading is sending investigators into a legal gray area ...

Key Insider Pleads Guilty In Massive Insider Trading Case | PETER LATTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In August 2008, Danielle Chiesi, an executive at a New York hedge fund, was swapping confidential information with an associate about a pending reorga...

4 More Charged In Biggest Insider-Trading Case In U.S. History

Yahoo! Finance | Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Why Inside Traders Escape Harsh Sentences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK, Jan 6 (Reuters Legal) - The recent flurry of insider-trading arrests by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney has set Wall Street on edge. But if rec...

U.S. Announces New Insider Trading Arrest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A California woman has been arrested on charges of leaking secrets about technology companies to hedge funds, as federal prosecu...

iPhone Secrets Among Tips That Led To Arrests

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan broadened their insider trading crackdown Thursday, arresting four people on charges alleging that s...

Issues to Contemplate

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The tax code was created to help the rich become richer and should be junked. If the public really knew how they are being abused, we might see a call for the guillotine.

Fed Charges Over 500 People With Financial Fraud, Uncovers $10.4 Billion | Zachary A. Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal authorities announced Monday that they had charged hundreds of defendants in "Operation Broken Trust," a 31/2-month effort to stop investment ...

Insider Trading: 'Tis the Season

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Bam, bam, bam came the knock at Phoebe's door, reverberating through her modest home like angry thunder. The pounding burst a cache of happy memories that could have lasted well past her afternoon coffee.

Exec Hit With Subpoena After Refusing To Wear Wire In Insider Trading Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Matthew Goldstein): John Kinnucan, the owner of an independent Portland, Oregon-based research firm that has been implicated in a major ...

Why the Rich Cheat: A Primer on Upper Class Criminality

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Callahan

Fnancial crimes often involve fabulously rich executives or traders who risk everything to do even better. The rest of us can only wonder: Just what, exactly, are these people thinking?

Holder: Criminal Probe Of Wall Street Is Underway

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed that the U.S. attorney's office in the southern district of New York is conducting a crimina...

Cisco Insider Sales Raise Eyebrows

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Cisco's brisk insider sales were a huge red flag to investors to stay away from the stock, that something might be wrong.

Preet Bharara, Scourge Of Wall Street: Prosecutor Making His Mark With Insider Trading Investigation

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Preet Bharara was a newly appointed U.S. attorney when he added his own twist to a signature Hollywood line to put Wall Street on not...

The Market Is Rigged Against You

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The securities industry practically insures most investors squander their money. Who is on the wrong side of these trades? The average Joe who is trying to save enough for retirement.

Insider Trading Probe Offers New Chance to Curb Hedge Fund Power

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Callahan

It is never good to hear that large financial players may have broken the law, and the huge insider trading investigation unfolding on Wall Street is deeply troubling. But the upside to the probe is that it offers a chance to curb the outsized power of hedge funds.

Here's the Real Lesson Small Investors Should Learn From the Massive Insider-Trading Investigation -- But Won't

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

The REAL lesson most investors should take away from the largest institutional insider-trading investigation in history is that competition in the global financial markets is so intense that it's basically idiotic to trade.

Peter S. Goodman

Insider Trading: 'Steal A Lot, They Make You King' | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It feels perversely quaint that the national conversation is momentarily focused on the likelihood of insider trading cases dropping on a hive of nefa...

FBI Raids Hedge Funds In Massive Insider Trading Probe

By Matthew Goldstein and Jonathan Stempel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The FBI raided three hedge funds in connection with a widening probe into insider trading, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday. ...

Insider Trading Investigated By Feds: Criminal, Civil Charges Could Happen Soon

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Federal authorities are examining whether multiple insider-trading rings reaped illegal profits totaling tens of millions of dollars,...

Report: U.S. Preparing Sweeping Insider-Trading Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: U.S. officials are preparing insider trading charges against a host of financial players, including investment bankers and hedge fund manage...

16 Cents on the Dollar: Doing the Math on Angelo Mozilo's Big Settlement

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

Though Mozilo's company came late to the subprime party, its size and clout deepened the pain visited upon individual home owners and the entire financial system. So did he get off too easy?

Crime Pays: The SEC's Slap on the Wrist for Angelo Mozilo

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Callahan

Let's say a business leader makes hundreds of millions of dollars through criminal practices that end up wiping out the wealth of myriad homeowners an...

'There Are No Rules': Congressional Aides Allowed To Trade Stocks In Companies Their Bosses Oversee

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: Reuters' Felix Salmon calls Monday's WSJ investigation a "non-story," saying, "there's no indication in the WSJ story that what they found was...

Robert Lenzner: Whole Story On High Speed Trading Remains Unclear

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The CBS 60 Minutes segment last night on high speed computer trading-50%-70% of all trading in stocks- strongly suggested that insiders on Wall St...