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.
Every dawn in the early spring of 2011, Matthew Kluger peered out his window, wondering when federal agents would knock at his door. Kluger, a mergers-and- acquisitions lawyer, says he worried that authorities were closing in on him as the source of illegal tips in a three-man insider-trading ring that had eluded detection for 17 years.
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.
Attorney Matthew Kluger was sentenced to 12 years in prison for insider trading, the longest term ever imposed for that crime and one that exceeds the 11 years given last year to Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam.
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, admitting to helping fuel an insider-trading scheme that prosecutors said generated $37 million in illegal profits, pleaded guilty to stealing corporate merger tips from four law firms.
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.
Federal prosecutors said they were prepared to summon Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President Gary Cohn as a witness to rebut Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam’s defense in his insider-trading trial.
International rules adopted in Australia requiring thoroughbreds to physically mate to produce offspring eligible for racing are seen to illegally curb competition and a lawyer said they should be abolished.
The Federal Reserve and four other U.S. financial regulators said they agreed to coordinate supervision of federally insured banks with assets exceeding $10 billion under the Dodd-Frank Act in a move that will tighten supervision.