Article: Busting Steve Cohen: How a Minor Charge Threatens a Major Figure

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Busting Steve Cohen: How a Minor Charge Threatens a Major Figure

Charles Gasparino, 22 July 2013

After years of investigations, wiretaps, and coercing cooperation from numerous witnesses, the government’s big insider trading case against hedge fund impresario and long-time target Steve Cohen may come down to a single “failure to supervise” charge.

That’s right: No insider trading charges; no criminal charges; and no fraud allegations. It sounds like pretty weak stuff considering what the Feds believe to be the scope of the crime: numerous instances of insider trading at the massive hedge fund that Cohen runs, the Stamford, Connecticut-based SAC Capital — and possibly the direct involvement of Cohen himself in some of those trades. Continue reading “Article: Busting Steve Cohen: How a Minor Charge Threatens a Major Figure”