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Authorities Find Insider
Trading Case Tied to Phil
Mickelson Is Slow to Take Shape

New York Times, by Ben Protess and Matthew Goldstein

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Posted By:earlybird, 5/31/2014 5:23:08 PM

In the summer of 2011, a series of winning stock trades raised immediate red flags for financial regulators. The traders — a cross-section of investors including the championship golfer Phil Mickelson and the high-rolling gambler and golf course owner William T. Walters — collectively reaped several million dollars betting on the consumer products company Clorox and one other stock, according to people briefed on the matter who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. (Snip)But when the F.B.I. approached Mr. Mickelson — first pulling him off a plane at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey

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Wonder whose enemy is behind this? And who is the other person connected with the golf world who is not being investigated.

I have no reason to not believe in Phil Mickelson.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/31/2014 5:30:43 PM     (No. 9868649)

Turning themselves inside and out for three years, trying to crochet a case together and coming up empty. And then there´s this:

Federal authorities may also be grappling with whether Mr. Icahn, even if he did leak the information, violated the law. Under the laws that govern insider trading, it is not illegal to leak secrets about a future trade.

For such a leak to cause a legal problem, a bidder for Clorox would, for example, have had to breach a duty of confidentiality to his or her own investors.

And in certain cases, even if there is no duty of confidentiality, someone who is mounting a takeover bid may not leak “material, nonpublic information” about a tender offer. But in the case of Clorox, Mr. Icahn never submitted a tender offer.


So then it becomes just an ordinary smear?

Interesting that someone admitted that "authorities" had hoped the fear of negative publicity would cause Mickelson to somehow spill some beans. That didn´t work as there seems to have been no there there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bison65, 5/31/2014 5:37:01 PM     (No. 9868654)

I wonder when the FBI is going to drag Hillary Rodham Clinton in to question her about how a $1,000 dollar investment turned into $100,000. Won´t hold my breath though.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 5/31/2014 6:04:33 PM     (No. 9868665)

#2, don´t forget Hildabeast still has those 900 FBI files she illegally possessed. I imagine she holds them over the head of certain people. Oh, wait! That´s old news, so forget about it and move on.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nevernaught, 5/31/2014 6:13:38 PM     (No. 9868673)

See what happens when you speak publically and complain about your tax burden. They wouldn´t ever treat Tiger Woods this way.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: IowaDad, 5/31/2014 6:38:53 PM     (No. 9868703)

In my experience, tips from golfing buddies are far from "inside" information.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/31/2014 7:03:03 PM     (No. 9868721)

"Show me the man and I will show you the crime."

Patience. Beria didn´t say "instantly".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: clw54, 5/31/2014 7:57:16 PM     (No. 9868777)

Hillary turned $1000 into $100,000 by reading the Wall Street Journal. She said so.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ranger06, 5/31/2014 9:06:55 PM     (No. 9868807)

So I have a slightly different view on this than most people around here. Insider trading is just plain wrong - and it´s easy to spot some of it - about at least 1/3 of the people employed by the NYSE are in compliance. Very analytical - anytime abnormal trading patterns are detected they get checked - a merger is announced and you make $10,000 because you bought shares or options a few days or weeks before? It gets looked into. This is not like the IRS looking at you - there is "real data" to look at and ask questions about. This is essential to our free markets. ESSENTIAL. Capital Markets would not work without these type of investigations.

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