Stephen Buyer allegedly used inside information to buy $1.5 million in stocks. Criminal case pending as well July 25, 2022 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed insider trading charges against Stephen Buyer, a former U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. According to the SEC’s complaint, after leaving […]
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Parallel Criminal Proceedings Filed for Each Case July 25, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed insider trading charges against nine individuals in connection with three separate alleged schemes that together yielded more than $6.8 million in ill-gotten gains. Those charged include a former chief information security officer […]
April 21, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a court-approved settlement requiring a Michigan-based former accountant at Domino’s Pizza Inc. to pay a penalty of nearly $2 million for insider trading in the company’s stock. The SEC’s complaint, filed April 13, 2022 in the U.S. District Court […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against three Florida residents for trading in advance of market moving announcements involving DSW Inc., Rite Aid Corporation, and an attempt to acquire Aphria Inc., a Canadian cannabis-related business. According to the SEC’s complaint, David Schottenstein of Surfside, Fla. repeatedly obtained inside information […]
You cannot trade on material, non-public informatin that you obtained as a result of your employment, or as an outside consultant . Period, end discussion. By Mark Astarita While the SEC‘s complaints are simply allegations, which need to be proven in court, the fact that an employee is charged with […]
Rule 10b5-1 formalizes a defense that has always been available to the corporate insider accused of trading on inside information – I ordered the sale of the stock before I knew of any such information, and therefore I could not have traded on the information. Of course, the Rule, and […]
When you are in possession of insider information, not only can you not trade on it, you cannot tell others about the information. If you do, and they trade on it, you can be liable for their trades. The CFO of Immunomedics is learning that lesson the hard way. According […]
What is a Form 3? The federal securities laws require certain individuals (such as officers, directors, and those that hold more than 10% of any class of a company’s securities (“insiders”) to report purchases, sales, and holdings of their company’s securities by filing Forms 3, 4, and 5. When a […]
There was an interesting article at Bloomberg.com, which contends that insider trading is everywhere, and no one seems to care.
Having spent the better part of three decades as a securities attorney, and an investor, it seems to me that all three statements are not true. The stock market is not rigged, insider trading is not everywhere, and lots of people care about insider trading.
Former Pharmaceutical Global IT Manager Settles SEC $8 Million Insider Trading Case, Criminal Case Still Pending
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against Dayakar R. Mallu, of Orlando, Florida, who generated gains and avoided losses totaling over $8 million by trading in the securities of his former employer, Mylan N.V., ahead of four public announcements between Oct. 3, 2017, and July 29, […]