Insider Trading

FBI Investigates Potential Insider Trading in Buffett's Heinz Deal

The FBI is looking into alleged insider trading in the options of ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co before its blockbuster acquisition last week by Warren Buffett and Brazil's 3G Capital. The SEC says traders in Switzerland used a Goldman Sachs account to trade on purported inside knowledge of the transaction.

Insider Trading at Playboy: The Case Against Christie Hefner's Husband Revealed

Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, was in control of Playboy Enterprises for two decades as its CEO. What she wasn't in control of was her husband, William Marovitz, who was secretly trading Playboy stock based on inside information. A new report by Bloomberg reveals the details of his transgressions for the first time.

Ex-Business Titan Rajat Gupta Guilty of Insider Trading

Rajat Gupta, a consummate business insider who once sat on the board of Goldman Sachs Group, was convicted on Friday of leaking secrets about the investment bank at the height of the financial crisis. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

Elected Insiders: Why the STOCK Act Matters to You

Four times in five years, lawmakers have introduced the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge Act to bar senators and representatives from investing based on knowledge they gained in the course of their duties. Three times, the STOCK Act has died in committee. Will the fourth time be the charm?

Buffett's Blind Spot: David Sokol's Unethical History

David Sokol, once considered a likely successor to Warren Buffett as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, resigned this week from Berkshire under a cloud of possible insider trading charges. But these recent ethical lapses are hardly the worst of Sokol's business transgressions.

With Sokol Out, Who's in Line to Succeed Buffett?

David Sokol, a top executive at Berkshire, left Warren Buffett's empire abruptly on Wednesday. Although the SEC claims not to be investigating the reasons, and he says the choice was personal, its hard not to see a connection to Berkshire's recent purchase of Lubrizol, which was a big windfall for Sokol.

Why Countrywide's Fraudster-in-Chief Isn't Going to Prison

Angelo Mozilo, the former head of Countrywide Financial, isn't going to jail. In fact, he won't even face a trial. Wondering how the most convictable CEO among the titans who brought down the financial system is getting off so easy? The answer lies in the revolving door between Wall Street and its "regulators."

SEC Charges Accuses Former Deloitte Employee of Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission accused a former employee of Deloitte Tax LLP and his wife with earning millions of dollars from insider trading. The SEC said that Arnold McClellan and his wife Annabel leaked information about at least seven confidential acquisitions by Deloitte clients to family members in London. The couple lives in San Francisco.

Authorities Probe Insider Trading at Wal-Mart's Japan Unit: Report

Authorities in Japan will investigate allegations of insider trading involving Seiyu, the Japanese unit of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT). The country%u2019s Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission and Tokyo district prosecutors will pursue an insider trading case against the husband of a former member of the Seiyu board, Dow Jones said, citing a report in the Japanese media.