Former HR consultant avoids prison in U.S. for insider trading | Reuters

A former human resources consultant from Atlanta who admitted to participating in a $1.1 million insider trading scheme with a film producer avoided prison on Tuesday, as a federal judge rejected prosecutors’ request for him to be incarcerated.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan had argued that a sentence of 37 to 46 months was reasonable for Scott Allen, who worked at the large human resources consulting firm Mercer Inc prior to his 2011 arrest.

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