But another group of victims exists beyond the capital markets, victims whose suffering is rarely articulated: The families of newly minted insider-trading felons. The toll on their lives is often tragic. John Kinnucan’s case is the most recent, but it’s hardly unique….
… it’s not too late for others who may be thinking about the lure of easy insider-trading money. The odds of getting caught may seem small, but if you lose, life as you know it ends. If thinking about the people on the other side of an illegal trade is too abstract and the thought of a prison sentence seems too remote to be a deterrent, try thinking about those sitting on the other side of your family dinner table.
via Column: The familial consequences of insider trading — Reuters.