Benjamin Taylor and Darina Windsor worked for global investment banks, shared a London apartment, and called each other “Pops” and Popsy” in emails, the US government said. The story was first reported by Bloomberg.
They sold inside information about 22 companies including Merck, Amgen, and Celgene to two middlemen between late 2012 and early 2018, prosecutors said. The intermediaries then passed on the tips to securities traders, including one in Switzerland who leaked the stolen details to a journalist and made trades that netted him $1 million in profit when news of the deal became public, the government said.
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