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Chemist Sentenced to Prison for Insider Information

Posted 06 March 2012 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

A chemist formerly employed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was sentenced 5 March to five years in prison after using insider information to earn $3.78 million, reports Bloomberg.

The chemist, Cheng Yi Liang, formerly of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), pled guilty last year to one count of securities fraud and one count of making false statements.

According to court document, Liang used his position inside FDA to make trades based on non-public information for more than 25 companies. Liang had worked at the agency since 1996, and CDER since 2001.

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Bloomberg - FDA Chemist Liang Sentenced to Five Years Prison in Insider-Trading Case


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