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Houston Insider Trading Lawyers

Insider trading is the crime of trading in a company’s stock based on information not available to the public. Most insider trading cases involve corporate employees or large stockholders who have access to company information that isn’t yet public. However, in the United States, any individual may be prosecuted for insider trading if they knowingly engaged in the sale or purchase of a company’s stock based on inside information.

If you or someone you know has been accused of committing insider trading, it is important that you have effective legal representation to ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected. Contact the Houston insider trading attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-523-0404 to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional and begin formulating your defense.

Penalties for Insider Trading

Insider trading laws in the United States are considered some of the strictest internationally, and enforcement is particularly strong. Individuals convicted of insider trading can expect to face the following penalties:

  • Up to 20 years imprisonment
  • Fines of up to $5,000,000 for each act of insider trading
  • Prosecution for additional criminal acts such as wire or securities fraud

In cases where an individual can demonstrate that he or she had no knowledge of the violated regulation, only fines may be imposed.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of insider trading, you should immediately obtain the services of an experience legal professional. Contact the Houston insider trading lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-523-0404 today to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself against these damaging charges.