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Prosecutors say Walter "Chet" Little — above on left, leaving Manhattan federal court in May — improperly accessed documents relating to seven different companies that were clients of Foley & Lardner and traded options and stock off the information. (AP)

Ex-Foley & Lardner Partner Denies Insider Trading Charges

Former Foley & Lardner LLP partner Walter “Chet” Little and a business associate on Thursday denied charges of insider trading, in which they are accused of using confidential merger information about the law firm’s clients to make about $1 million in illicit trading profits.

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