As much as the SEC tried, they could not link Sanchez to an insider. They could not even link him to his co-defendant, Juan Jose Fernandez Garcia. Both Garcia and Sanchez lived in Madrid and both made suspicious trades on Potash stock using accounts at Interactive Brokers. That was the only connection….
Sanchez was willing to fight for his windfall and challenged the SEC to prove he had inside knowledge. The SEC failed and Sanchez gets to keep his cash.
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