Former Goldman, Blackstone analyst pleads guilty to insider trading | Reuters

A former Goldman Sachs and Blackstone analyst admitted to an insider trading charge on Thursday, after prosecutors accused him of passing tips to two friends about planned corporate mergers and partnerships.

Anthony Viggiano, 27, of Baldwin, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud before U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan.

Viggiano was accused of passing tips on at least eight transactions between 2021 and 2023 to his college friend Stephen Forlano and to construction sales representative Christopher Salamone, who had grown up on the same block.

Source: Former Goldman, Blackstone analyst pleads guilty to insider trading | Reuters