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Ex-Amkor Attorney Charged With Insider Trading

Law360 (April 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday charged a former attorney and executive at Amkor Technology Inc. with insider trading, the very act he was in responsible for cracking down on, in a scheme that earned him $290,000 over 10 months.

Kevin Heron, the company’s ex-general counsel, corporate secretary and chief insider trading compliance officer, made more than 50 illegal trades of Amkor stock and options between October 2003 and June 2004, the SEC alleged.

Using private information he learned through his job as general...
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