SEC Expert Says Zhongpin Trader Left Digital Fingerprints

Law360, Chicago (January 8, 2014, 7:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday relied on a computer expert to connect Siming Yang to trades in pork processor Zhongpin Inc. that the regulator claims were based on nonpublic information, as the Chinese investment adviser's insider trading trial continued in Chicago.

Anthony Balzanto, the digital forensics expert, walked the jury through the dozens of emails and online trades originating from IP addresses that coincided with Yang's travels from the U.S. to China, and even on vacation in Miami.

According to the SEC, these...
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