SEC Wins Jury Trial Against Broker Charged with Insider Trading, Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr

SEC Wins Jury Trial Against Broker Charged with Insider Trading, Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr

Washington DC (STL.News) – Today, jurors in Atlanta federal court returned a verdict finding New Jersey securities broker Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr. liable for insider trading in advance of three merger and acquisition transactions.

The SEC’s evidence at trial showed that Pirrello received highly confidential nonpublic information about the impending acquisitions of Radiant Systems Inc., Midas Incorporated Inc., and BrightPoint Inc. from Thomas W. Avent, Jr., who performed tax work on each transaction as a partner at an international accounting firm. 

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