Former Nasdaq director Johnson charged with insider trading

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Donald Johnson, a former Nasdaq managing director, with multiple counts of insider trading. Johnson is accused of profiting by more than $755,000 from the trading, which the SEC alleges was often carried out directly from Johnson’s work desk through an account in his wife’s name.

Johnson worked at NASD and Nasdaq for 20 years until his retirement in 2009. From January 2000 to October 2006, he worked in Nasdaq’s corporate client group

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