Matthew Kluger, a former lawyer who spearheaded a 17-year insider-trading scheme, must serve his 12- year prison term, the longest ever in such a case, an appeals court said in denying his bid for a new sentence.
Garrett Bauer stood in a New York University lecture hall and warned 150 students not to emulate him. The day trader recounted illegally making millions of dollars over 17 years using corporate merger tips stolen by an attorney.
Former Wells Fargo & Co. investment banker John Femenia was charged in Charlotte, North Carolina, last week with leading an $11 million insider trading ring that paid kickbacks in cash and gold for tips on corporate mergers.
Attorney Matthew Kluger was sentenced to a 12-year prison term that is the longest ever imposed for insider-trading, exceeding the 11-year sentence given Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam last year.
Kenneth T. Robinson pleaded guilty today to his role in an insider trading scheme spanning 17 years that relied on merger-and-acquisition tips stolen from four law firms to make at least $34 million in illicit profits.