On August 25, an analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities and two longtime friends were charged with participating in an insider trading scheme that netted more than $600,000 in illicit profits.  The analyst, Ashish Aggarwal, was an investment banker in the San Francisco office of J.P. Morgan Securities.  He allegedly disclosed information about upcoming mergers and acquisitions to his friends, who traded on it.  United States v. Aggarwal, 15-cr-465 (C.D. Cal.).  DOJ Press Release