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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.
Jan 23 2015 | 1:00pm ET
In our new section, FINtech Focus, we will profile one of these firms each week. While fintech is a broad category, we will be focusing on firms that specifically cater to the alternative investment industry. Read more…