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Why insider traders are big targets for prosecution

Jul 2, 2012
The brother of Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty on Friday and he's looking at 10 years in prison. But why are there so many insider trading prosecutions, but hardly any other prosecutions of the big fish on Wall Street?
Posted In: legal, insider trading, Raj Rajaratnam

Lawsuit claims Facebook hid revenue forecast reduction

May 23, 2012
The shareholder lawsuit against Facebook and its banking partners argues they made a "severe and pronounced reduction" to the company's revenue projects days before the initial offering but hid it from the public.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, lawsuit, insider trading

STOCK Act becomes law

Apr 4, 2012
Today President Obama will sign the STOCK Act -- short for “Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge.” It says Capitol Hill finally has to follow the same insider trading rules as everybody else.
Posted In: STOCK Act, insider trading, Congress, stock market

Congress agrees on insider trading ban... for themselves

Mar 23, 2012
Washington leaders have passed a bill that bans members of Congress from trading stocks based on non-public information, and President Obama says he will sign it.
Posted In: insider trading, Washington D.C., Congress

Explaining insider trading

Mar 8, 2012
Lawmakers are considering yet another bill to ban insider trading. But the term "insider trading" seems open to interpretation. Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch helps us understand what it is and why it's a big deal.
Posted In: insider trading, Wall Street, traders

Rep. Spencer Bachus faces insider trading allegations

Feb 10, 2012
In the midst of debates that could potentially tighten the rules on insider trading in Washington, the head of the House Financial Services Committee faces serious allegations.
Posted In: Washington D.C., politics, insider trading, Congress

House GOP introduces version of insider trading bill

Feb 8, 2012
Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced their version of an anti-insider trading bill. The version that passed the Senate had provisions that focused specifically on those who traffic in 'political intelligence.'
Posted In: insider trading, politics, Congress, Washington D.C.

FBI nabs 7 for insider trading

Jan 18, 2012
To date more than 60 people have been arrested for schemes and illegal trades as part of the Fed's so-called "Operation Perfect Hedge"
Posted In: insider trading, hedge funds, FBI

Raj Rajaratnam reports to prison

Dec 5, 2011
The former billionaire hedge fund manager convicted of insider trading reports to prison today. It isn't so cushy at Club Fed anymore, as more upscale federal prisons used to be called.
Posted In: Raj Rajaratnam, Wall Street, insider trading

How Henry Paulson may have tipped hedge funds

Nov 29, 2011
Reporter Richard Teitelbaum discusses U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and information given in advance to hedge fund managers on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac interventions.
Posted In: treasury secretary, insider trading, Henry Paulson

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