Two Florida men have been charged with insider trading in relation to a larger investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The investigation uncovered an insider trading scheme spanning from New York to Florida and California. The scheme was perpetuated by a former IT employee of a large, New York bank.
The man passed along insider trading tips to two of his friends in Florida, who created shell companies to carry out trades.
Not surprisingly, these two individuals were inexperienced traders, that’s why they participated in the scheme in the first place. If you’re a serious investor, you know that participating in illicit investment practices like insider trading is not only risky from a legal standpoint, but a risk financially as well.