On February 19, Zachary Zwerko, a Senior Finance Analyst in the Financial Evaluation and Analysis Group of the Pharma Company, pled guilty to counts stemming from his participation in an insider trading conspiracy.  As part of his employment, Zwerko worked on potential and actual corporate transactions, including acquisitions, and had access to a corporate computer directory, which contained material, nonpublic information.  Zwerko conveyed this information to a co-conspirator, who purchased stock in companies that were the target of mergers, and sold the stock after the merger.  The co-conspirator earned over $700,000 in profits and paid Zwerko $57,000.  Zwerko pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and three counts of securities fraud.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 15.  United States v. Post, 14-cr-715 (S.D.N.Y). DOJ Press Release.