Can the S.E.C. Force Repayment of Ill-Gotten Gains? – The New York Times

The issue before the Supreme Court will be whether a District Court can order a defendant to repay money obtained by fraud or trading on confidential information, or whether it is a penalty beyond the “equitable” power of the courts to require. The S.E.C. is sure to argue that a defendant who engages in fraud or insider trading should not be allowed to keep the profits, much as a thief has no claim to the money that is stolen.

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