Shimoon Settles SEC Case

Feb 27 2012 | 1:39pm ET

Walter Shimoon, the former expert-network consultant who has pleaded guilty to passing confidential tips to hedge fund managers, has settled Securities and Exchange Commission charges.

Shimoon won't be fined for his crimes by the regulator in recognition of his cooperation with prosecutors. The former Flextronics International executive also agreed to forego arguing that he didn't violate securities laws.

According to prosecutors, Shimoon tipped off 11 hedge funds. At his plea hearing last year, he said that he also provided inside information to Broadband Research's John Kinnucan, who was arrested earlier this month in the case.

Shimoon said that Broadband paid him $27,500. He also consulted for expert-network Primary Global Research.

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