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01.09.15 | Articles

Implications of Second Circuit Reversal of Insider Trading Convictions

New York Law Journal

The Department of Justice has brought few high-profile criminal cases against individuals arising from the 2008-2009 financial crisis. The department’s cases have tended to charge large financial institutions, not senior officials. A number of the high-profile cases arising from the collapse of mortgage-backed securities have resulted in civil, not criminal, charges and settlements. And the typical sanction has been the payment of substantial (often multi-billion dollar) sums to the government, not imprisonment.

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