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U.S. SEC freezes brokerage accounts behind alleged insider trading
2017年4月14日 / 下午3点36分 / 7 个月前

U.S. SEC freezes brokerage accounts behind alleged insider trading

WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday it had frozen assets in two brokerage accounts used last week to reap more than $1 million in alleged insider trading profits in connection with a merger announcement by Liberty Interactive Corp and General Communication Inc .

The agency said in a statement the traders, currently unknown, allegedly used foreign brokerage accounts in Britain and Lebanon to purchase call option contracts through U.S.-based brokerages and on U.S.-based exchanges in the days leading up to the announcement of the acquisition.

Liberty Interactive announced a deal on April 4 that included the purchase of General Communication for $1.12 billion. (Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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