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Ex-UBS Worker Says Trader Giving Her Phone Was 'Strange'

Law360, London (May 15, 2019, 8:17 PM BST) -- A former UBS compliance officer accused of insider dealing told a London jury Wednesday she found it “very strange” that her day trader friend and co-defendant asked her to only contact him using a disposable phone he gave her.

Former UBS compliance officer Fabiana Abdel-Malek is accused of exchanging secret tips with her day trader friend about UBS’ mergers and acquisitions advisory work. (AP)

Walid Choucair, 40, told family friend Fabiana Abdel-Malek, who worked in UBS Group AG’s London office, to restrict contact between them to a pay-as-you-go mobile phone days after he had complained that he was being called too...

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