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Newark Insider Trading Ring Busted

By Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP  Feb. 18, 2013 11:42a

Last November, an insider trading ring of six individuals, three of whom had been friends since high school, were criminally charged for the white collar crime in Newark. After passing information about their companies' healthcare deals to one another, the corporate executives and business owners in the group made more than $1.4 million in illegal profits. They also passed along insider trading information to two other individuals, who made hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits after acting on the tips.

In the U.S. insider trading is viewed as a form of fraud, since corporate executives, officers, directors, and owners have a fiduciary duty to their shareholders and are thus obligated to put the shareholders' interests ahead of their own. Buying and selling stock for one's own profit, based on information not available to the public, is considered a violation of this fiduciary duty. This type of white collar crime is often investigated by the FBI and the Securities Exchange Commission, which prosecutes such crimes. An earlier example of similar white collar crimes was the case of Martha Stewart, who was accused and convicted of crimes associated with insider trading in 2004, along with her stockbroker.

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