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Jan 28 2014 | 1:05am ET
At last: an alternative-investments insider-trading scandal without allegations of wrongdoing by an alternative investor.
Federal prosecutors charged two men with trading on advance knowledge that private-equity firm 3G Capital Management was poised to buy Burger King Worldwide. Former Wells Fargo financial adviser Waldyr Prado and Igor Cornelsen, who runs a British Virgin Island investment firm, bought up Burger King shares in 2010 after a friend told Prado of the developing deal.
Prado sold his shares soon after the deal was announced, but not before telling Cornelsen, who alleged earned $1.4 million on the deal.
The charges follow Securities and Exchange Commission allegations leveled last year, which resulted in $11.1 million in penalties against both men.
Neither Prado nor Cornelsen has been arrested. Both men live in Brazil.