FACTBOX - Who's Who in the latest insider trading arrests

Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:42pm EST

 Jan 11 (Reuters) - A former technology analyst with Primary
Global Research pleaded guilty on Tuesday to leaking
confidential company information to hedge funds, in part of the
U.S. government's widening probe into insider trading.
 A list of some of the people involved is below.
 Nguyen, a former technology analyst with expert network
firm Primary Global Research pleaded guilty to criminal
offenses and agreed to cooperate in an investigation. In his
plea on Tuesday, he said one of the goals of the firm was to
recruit experts at companies to provide material nonpublic
information. Nguyen worked for Primary Global from January 2008
to February 2010.
 Shimoon, who was arrested in December, was a senior
director of business development at Flextronics International
(FLEX.O), and is accused of providing confidential information
to a hedge fund about Flextronics and Apple Inc (AAPL.O),
according to a criminal complaint. He is out on bail.
 Longoria, a Round Rock, Texas-based supply chain manager
for Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.N), was arrested in
December and is accused of providing confidential details
about revenue and sales to a hedge fund. He was also a
consultant for Primary Global and is out on bail.
 Fleishman, 41, of Santa Clara, California was an account
executive responsible for attracting new clients to Primary
Global Research. He was arrested in December on charges
that he arranged for hedge funds to speak to consultants,
knowing the consultants would provide inside information to the
funds. He has been placed on leave by Primary Global and
remains free on bail.
 Karunatilaka, was a manager at Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Co North America in Massachusetts, and is
accused of having a conversation with a technology analyst at a
financial firm in which he provided material nonpublic
information about his company and its customers. Karunatilaka
was also a consultant for Primary Global from 2007 to 2010, and
his role at Taiwan Semiconductor included forecasting,
planning, sales and marketing, according to a Primary Global
document. He was arrested in December.
 Jiau, 43, was arrested last month, as prosecutors accused
her of selling inside information about publicly traded
companies including computer chipmakers Marvell Technology
Group Ltd (MRVL.O) and Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) to hedge funds.
Jiau worked as a consultant for expert network firm Primary
Global Research, according to details in the complaint. She is
still being held in custody in California after being denied
bail. [ID:nN06125608]
 Motey, an independent technology consultant at Coda Group
Inc in Los Altos, California, pleaded guilty to charges of
conspiracy and securities fraud last year and is cooperating
with prosecutors. He made phone calls to gather evidence for
prosecutors, including confidential information from sources at
Marvell Technology and had obtained insider information from a
source at United Microelectronics Corp (UMC.N) according to
court documents. [ID:nN23153460]
 DeVore, a global supply manager at Dell Computer DELL.O,
is cooperating with the probe. He has pleaded guilty to
securities fraud in connection with his work as an "expert
network" consultant for Primary Global Research, Guidepoint
Global and Vista, according to court papers.
 Chu, an executive at California research firm Primary
Global Research, was arrested in November on charges that he
introduced hedge funds to executives who gave them insider
trading information. Primary Global said it has cut ties with
Chu, who had worked as a Taiwan Liaison at Primary Global.
 Lee pleaded guilty in 2009 in the insider-trading
prosecution of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam
and 22 other traders. Lee, who once worked for hedge fund SAC
Capital, was identified as a cooperating witness in some of the
recent complaints.
 Benhamou, a French infectious disease specialist, was
arrested in November on charges of passing illegal tips about
negative results in an experimental Human Genome Sciences Inc
HGSI.O drug trial to FrontPoint, a hedge fund owned by Morgan
Stanley (MS.N). Benhamou's bail was set at $3 million.
FrontPoint, after facing big redemptions, elected to shut down
the healthcare funds linked to the scandal. [ID:nNN17195473]
Benhamou does not appear to be linked to the recent arrests,
but was affiliated with an expert network as well.
 Kinnucan is the owner of a Portland, Oregon-based
technology research firm who was contacted by two FBI agents
last year and asked to wear a wire for the U.S. government. He
refused to cooperate and sent an e-mail to clients the next day
warning them that an investigation was under way. He has been
subpoenaed as part of the probe, but has not been charged with
a crime or arrested.
 (Reporting by Emily Chasan; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)

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