SEC
Whistleblower
Advocates

February 05, 2015

John Gray, Christian Keller, Kyle Martin, Aaron Shepard

Trading and Pricing

SANCTION AMOUNT: $1,667,373

Defendants: John Gray, Christian Keller, Kyle Martin, Aaron Shepard

Settlement with stock research analyst, a corporate insider and two friends for alleged insider trading in California-based scheme. The insider worked for Applied Materials Inc. and later for Rovi Corporation and allegedly tipped the analyst about acquisitions and negative news announcements, who traded using one of the friend's brokerage accounts as a cover. The analyst also allegedly shared tips with the other friend, who also traded.

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