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Joseph Skowron Insider Trading

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Joseph Skowron Alleged to Have Profited from Inside Info

Another hedge fund manager has been charged with profiting off insider information. According to prosecutors, Joseph (Chip) Skowron III, a hedge fund manager at FrontPoint Partners, purchased inside information on a drug that saved him $30 million. The hedge fund industry has struggled with a recent string of insider trading charges.
A hedge-fund manager who was a major donor to John McCain's presidential run bought confidential information about a drug trial that saved him $30 million in investments,  federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Joseph (Chip) Skowron III, a medical doctor and manager at FrontPoint Partners, faces conspiracy, security fraud and obstruction of justice charges for profiting from inside trading on a failed hepatitis C drug, according to a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan Federal Court.
Skowron, 41, befriended French doctor Yves Benhamou, an infectious-disease expert and consultant for drug maker Human Genome Sciences, at a medical conference in Hawaii, the complaint says.
The two continued to meet at secret locations throughout Europe - a hotel lobby in Barcelona and a hotel bar in Italy - where Skowron handed over secret envelopes stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash, prosecutors say.  Source


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