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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Cole
Citation:622 F. Supp. 632 (N.D. Ohio 2008)
Defendant was a sales representative for teh firm Deibold. As part of his job, he received information on earnings before they were released to the public. He also owned stock in his company. On September 13rd, defendant and others received information that the company was not going to meet its third quarter earnings goals and therefore not meet its fiscal year goals. On September 15th defendant began purchasing Diebold stock on a put option (betting that the stock value would go down). On September 21st Diebold publicly revealed it would not meet its earning goals and the stock dropped in value. Defendant earned profits of $509,080 from his put option.
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