On September 24, James V. Mazzo, the former CEO of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., a medical device company, was indicted by a federal grand jury on insider trading charges.  According to the government, Mazzo provided nonpublic information relating to Abbott’s 2009 acquisition of the company to Douglas DeCinces, a former professional baseball player.  DeCinces allegedly shared this information with other individuals and traded based on this information, realizing illegal profits of $1.3 million.  The insider trading scheme is also the subject of a pending SEC civil lawsuit.  United States v. Mazzo, SA CR No. 12-269(B)-AG (C.D. Cal.)  DOJ Press Release