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Ex-Qwest chief Nacchio may get reduced jail time

Ex-Qwest Chief Executive Joseph Nacchio could get his six-year prison sentence and $52 million penalty for insider trading reduced, after an appeals court said on Friday he was improperly sentenced.
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Mark Cuban insider trading case thrown out

A U.S. court judge threw out an insider trading case against Dallas Mavericks basketball team owner Mark Cuban on Friday, but gave the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions a month to file an amended lawsuit.
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Ex-Goldman analyst, others accused of inside trades

U.S. regulators on Wednesday filed civil charges for insider trading against 11 people, including a 26-year-old former Goldman Sachs Group Inc investment banking analyst accused of leaking confidential merger information to his brother.
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SEC lawyers probed for insider trading

Two U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement lawyers are under investigation by federal criminal authorities for allegedly using insider information to trade stocks, a report by the SEC's internal watchdog said.
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Authorities probe insider trading at SEC: source

Two U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission employees are under investigation by federal criminal authorities for allegedly using insider information to trade stocks, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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SEC's tough new cop seen helping agency's image

The new top cop at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is viewed as the best hope in years to root out financial fraud and convince fuming investors that the regulator that missed Bernard Madoff's massive fraud is up to the job.
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SEC probing Countrywide CEO stock sales: report

The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an informal probe into stock sales by Countrywide Financial Corp Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday.
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Ex-Goldman analyst pleads guilty to insider trading

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc bond analyst pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping lead a far-flung insider trading scheme involving tips about pending mergers and stolen copies of BusinessWeek magazine that netted more than $6.7 million in illicit gains.
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Regulators tracking another insider trading ring

U.S. securities market regulators are pursuing a suspected insider trading ring that appears to have been operating in many stock and options markets over several months. Authorities said tracking the suspects has been a team effort among the major exchanges and federal regulators.
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Qwest ex-CEO gets 6 yrs prison for insider trading

The former chief executive of Qwest Communications International, Joseph Nacchio, was sentenced on Friday to six years in prison and ordered to forfeit $52 million in stock gains from insider trading.
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Prosecutors seek medical records for Nacchio's son

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to order former Qwest Communications International Inc. Chief Executive Joseph Nacchio, who will be sentenced this week for insider trading, to give his son's psychiatric records to the government.
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Ex-Countrywide execs plead guilty to insider trading

Three former Countrywide Financial Corp. (NYSE: CFC) executives agreed to plead guilty to charges they conducted insider trading in the mortgage lender's shares in the week leading up to a disappointing earnings report, federal prosecutors said.
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Martha Stewart Settles Insider Trading Case

Martha Stewart, the high profile founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, settled civil charges with the SEC on Monday regarding charges of insider trading brought against her several years ago.


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