SEC guidelines on insider trading cases under fire

Appeals court reins in SEC over insider trading

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New York's federal appeals court has reined in the US government over its insider trading prosecutions, causing a number of hedge fund traders to come forward asking federal courts to throw out convictions for insider trading.

Traders at SAC Capital and Galleon Group have appealed to the Second Circuit court of appeals in Manhattan to overturn their jail sentences and multi-million dollar fines, while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked the appeals court to reconsider.

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