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.
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 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.
Matthew Kluger, the former lawyer who last year received the longest prison sentence imposed in an insider-trading case, didn’t deserve the 12-year term, his lawyer told the U.S. Appeals Court in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
A former Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC attorney passed mergers and acquisition data in an insider-trading scheme that netted more than $32 million in illicit profits since 2006, U.S. prosecutors charged today.