On September 30, 2016, Vladimir Eydelman was sentenced to 36 months in prison for participating in a five-year insider trading scheme that relied on information stolen from the international law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.  Eydelman traded on material nonpublic information provided to him by a brokerage client, Frank Tamayo, who had obtained the inside information from his law school classmate, Steven Metro, who was the managing clerk of the New York office of Simpson Thacher.  By exploiting the information that Metro had stolen from the law firm, Eydelman, Tamayo and Metro netted more than $5.6 million in illicit profits.  In addition to Eydelman, Metro and Tamayo both also pled guilty to charges related to their roles in the scheme.  Metro was sentenced to 46 months in prison on September 14, and Tamayo was sentenced to 12 months in prison on September 21.  United States v. Eydelman (D.N.J.). DOJ Press Release

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