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Prosecutors say GOP congressman charged with securities fraud committed insider trading while he was at a White House picnic

“Chris Collins of New York with securities fraud accuses him of committing insider trading at the 2017 annual White House congressional picnic” writes Grace Panetta for businessinsider.com. The indictment estimates Cameron’s alleged insider trading with his father from that tip alone saved him approximately $570,900 in losses.Federal prosecutors accuse co-defendants Cameron and his fiancée’s father, Stephen Zarsky ,of trading Innate stocks based on the nonpublic information.Chris Collins of New York was charged with securities fraud by the FBI on Wednesday Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The federal grand jury indictment charging GOP…

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U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins indicted on securities fraud charges

“The indictment charges Collins and two others, including the congressman’s son, with conspiracy, wire fraud and other counts” writes Associated Press for sun-sentinel.com. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades.Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand. According to the indictment, the defendants tried to get early word on the results of tests by Innate…

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Robert Mueller is waging more than a legal battle — it’s an information war

“A copy of the grand jury indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation” writes Foreign Policy for businessinsider.com. Mueller’s indictment demonstrates how democracies can respond to the nonstop stream of conspiracy theories and allegations generated by Russian political warfare operations. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. judge questions scope of indictment against Insys founder

“Burroughs said she believed the indictment lacked sufficient allegations to establish a relationship between the Insys executives and the various doctors accused of taking bribes that would legally support the racketeering charge” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston said she believed the indictment did not contain enough allegations to support a racketeering conspiracy charge against billionaire Insys founder John Kapoor and six other former executives and managers.BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday expressed concern about the scope of an indictment against…

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Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

“From April to June 2016, the hackers installed updated versions of their software on at least 10 Democratic computers” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. The indictment also shows the reliance of Russian government hackers on American technology companies such as Twitter, to spread its stolen documents.Meanwhile, around the same time, the hackers broke into 33 DNC computers and installed their software on their network. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty in trade secret case

“(Reuters) – A former Apple Inc employee pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors filed an indictment accusing him of stealing trade secrets” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California declined to comment beyond the indictment. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Watch: Trump and Putin hold joint press conference in Helsinki

“President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are scheduled to hold a joint press conference Monday following their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki, Finland” writes Kevin Breuninger for cnbc.com. After special counsel Robert Mueller’s newest indictment was revealed, Democrats rushed to call on Trump to cancel the meeting.The already-tense, high-level meeting between the two adversarial powers boiled over just before the press conference began, when a reporter in the audience was forcibly removed by numerous Russian security guards. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Putin must wonder what else America knows about Russia

“In putting all the detail into the indictment, Mueller was giving Russian intelligence a hint of how much America can see” writes David Ignatius for washingtonpost.com. And here’s a spooky final question: How much has the intelligence community told Trump about its operations against Russia?. That’s the implication of the extraordinarily detailed 29-page indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence (GRU) officers handed up by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators on Friday. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Nunes: Mueller indictment looks ‘ridiculous’ because it omitted Republicans targeted by Russia

“A grand jury returned Mueller’s indictment Friday, after which it was announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein” reports washingtonexaminer.com. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 Russian officials on charges of hacking Democrats’ computers during the 2016 campaign looks “ridiculous” because it left out Republicans who were also targeted.He stressed that Trump “has got to” declassify the report, claiming, “if the president would have declassified this … the Mueller indictment would look ridiculous.”. “There’s more in this report than what’s…

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