A federal appeals court ruling that makes it harder to obtain insider-trading convictions was called 'dramatically' wrong in the U.S. government’s first formal response to the sweeping decision.
Former "Sheriff of Wall Street" Eliot Spitzer told CNBC on Monday that a law defining insider trading should be passed.
The U.S. government wants an extra month to decide whether to appeal a landmark ruling making it harder to bring insider trading charges, a decision that also threw out key convictions in Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s seven-year probe of market manipulation.
The future of insider trading is here, and it will probably be harder to prosecute.
A federal appeals court threw out the guilty verdicts of two hedge fund managers central to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s investigation of insider trading, ruling jury instructions tainted their verdicts and imperiling other cases brought in his multiyear probe.
The FBI files spell it out: An analyst at Citadel, the hedge fund with $23bn in capital invested globally, told agents he made millions of dollars trading on information from a company insider.
Mathew Martoma has started his nine-year prison term for insider trading at a “low security” federal prison in Miami at a time that most of the former hedge fund traders and analysts also convicted in the federal government’s long-running investigation have paid their debt to society.
France’s national financial prosecutor has opened a preliminary probe into possible insider trading at BNP Paribas.
Mathew Martoma’s bid to stay out of prison pending an appeal of his insider trading conviction did not last much past lunchtime.
Julian Rifat, a former trader at Moore Capital Management who was once named in a list of 'Institutional Investors That Matter', pleaded guilty to insider dealing at a London court.