Title says it all really. You'd get less for gratuitously murdering someone.
A former Flextronics exec is facing up to 30 years in prison for leaking details of Apple's iPhone 4 development as part of an insider trading scam. Walter Shimoon, 39, of San Diego, California, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges. He was arrested in December. Shimoon is accused of using his position at …
You'll be confusing the UK liberal justice system compared to the US draconian system. There's presumably a happy medium that we could aim for, but "gratuitously murdering someone" or "first degree murder" is either death or life imprisonment depending on the state - and life generally means life.
For some further inane acts of US justice, check out the "3 strikes" rule, where a 3rd offence will get you a life sentence, regardless of severity.
The UK system ain't that liberal.
Muggers let off whilst pensioners who don't pay council tax are immediately whipped inside?
Our benevolent liberal overlords don't really get too fazed if we plebs scrap amongst ourselves:- but if anything happens which challenges the authority of the Almighty State (i.e. their authority & position) then heaven help the perpetrator.
And if your perceived to be middle class (how the lefties hate the middle class), then using a water pistol to defend your home & family against armed burglars will as like as not see you incarcerated. The middle class could become a threat to the ruling elite, so they MUST be hammered into submission at every opportunity.
They seem to hand out "life with no parole" like parking tickets. Or try "3 shoplifting convictions & you're out" - the brutality of American society is shocking. Apparently the authorities regard rape as an acceptable, inevitable consequence of imprisonment as well. Nice.
Still trying to figure out how to convince people that land of opportunity means "while following the laws", not "help yourselves to whatever you want".
What do you do with lazy but risk taking people that grow up desiring the wonders of wealth, without the motivation to actually work for it?
That's 30 years for giving investors non-public information that they used to their advantage in the share markets. Anyone who works in banking is told repeatedly and at length that they'll find themselves in serious do do if they do that, and the investors who paid him are in real trouble also.
If all he had done is leak some specs to the world the punishment would have been trivial in comparison.
Quote from Primary Global Research website:
"Seasoned, in-house industry analysts manage and match experts with information requests and publish thematic and company-specific research in eight industry sectors."
And from their Compliance statement:
"MNPI stands for material non-public information. According to U.S. securities laws, it is illegal to profit from MNPI, which is defined as information not available to the general public and likely to influence an investment decision"
How then does an organisation profit from passing only publicly available material information to their clients?
Something smells fishy, as a quick Google search for "Insider Trading Primary Global Research" suggests.
MNPI? Give an idea to a bank in order to get a loan, and you might find the bankers delaying returning your business plan back to you.
Happened to me, with TWO banks, and BOTH claiming they couldn't find my plan, which I marked as confidential, not to be shared with ANYone outside the bank officer/s responsible for approving or denying the loan application, etc. One was out of his office and it took his secretary maybe 10 minutes to find it as I said I wasn't leaving until i got it back, since the reasonable time period to deny or approve had passed, and he hadn't offered me papers that would have triggered their actually HAVING to have a copy.
Similarly, at yet a second bank in the same slow-poke city, the banker lied blatantly when telling me his manager took it out of town with him. I had inadvertently put my plan into a custom folder, and while he thought nothing of it, i readily saw it sticking out like a bleeding thumb in the stack on his desk. I pointed right at it, and he then looked as if caught red-handed.
Got both back. +2 for me, 0 for them.... If they'd given my plans to friends, i could have been screwed since in that town there was not much room for the competition i would have been engaged in. Similarly, in another US city, around 2001 or 2002, an East Coast banker stole business plans from an applicant via the act of sharing or giving the plan to a friend who outright implemented the EXACT business plan shortly thereafter. Some time later, the rejected applicant realized his business plan was in play and it turned out the operator of it was funded through the bank that rejected the applicant. Turned out on investigation that the operator of the business was a close friend or so of the banking officer who had direct access to the plan he stole from the applicant he rejected. Heavy punishment came for those two. Probably couldn't be heavy enough.
People who steal IP are incredilby fracking DUMB! As with the military with seeded documents to root out or sleuth out traitors and possible defectors, corporations similarly implant custom tweaks into a document that is shared with or by necessity used by various people and companies for research or actual production. As long as those involved are fairly segregated into identifiable and distinct groups, each group can be pegged as the leak source. People who think they can share stolen information would have to wait YEARS and multiple competitive permutations of data such that it is competitively reduced to near worthlessnes if such thieves want to have minimal risk. But, "no risk, no reward" is the saying, and some are willing to stake their freedom on it.
LOTS. The problem isn't what you can learn, is sorting out what is relevant. Poll, disc-loused stats, stock price of this company, stock price of it's competitors, health of suppliers, health of supplier-relations, status of new-relevant proposed legislation, gleaning whatever can be from press-releases and interviews. This is just a short list, all of which could be relevant to the question at hand, but none is the answer the question I have: "Buy or sell?"
PGI isn't about getting information that wasn't avalible (although sometimes that does happen too), they are about analyzing that information to produce the answer to a question.
I had this problem the other day actually, a FC switch can return thousands of probes, more then I could ever keep up with tracking and sorting. All I care about is "what, if anything, is wrong" but I have so much information, I'm just drowning in it. So I need tools to sort, filter and correlate it. To present it in a way that I can easily understand, and that my management can understand.
..........in an attempt to improve (amongst other things) their share-price if they are feeling under pressure - particularly if they see a hostile bid on the horizon. Given that that clearly is done for financial gain can we look forward to the sight of directors of plcs/corporations regularly getting 30 years inside? No, I thought not.
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