Tough Sentence Sought in ‘Expert Network’ Case

A former sales manager at a California “expert network” firm convicted earlier this year as part of an insider-trading probe should be sentenced to up to nine years in prison, prosecutors said.

James Fleishman, a former employee of California expert-network firm Primary Global Research LLC, was convicted in September of two counts of conspiracy for facilitating the passage of inside information between public-company insiders working as consultants and the firm’s clients, which included hedge funds.

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