Ex-SEC Compliance Expert Denies Pilfering Info For PE Firm

Law360 (October 23, 2019, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The chief compliance officer at New York-based private equity firm GPB Capital pled not guilty Wednesday in a case alleging that he abused his prior position at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to gather information about an investigation into the firm.

Michael S. Cohn, 59, worked in the SEC's Enforcement Division as a securities compliance examiner and industry specialist before leaving to join GPB in October 2018. Prosecutors allege that while he was still at the SEC, Cohn accessed information about a pending investigation into GPB, and then touted his knowledge to GPB management when he was seeking a job...

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