Sentencing Panel Floats New Insider Trading, Fraud Rules

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 9:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Sentencing Commission proposed changes Friday to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines that would stiffen penalties for insider trading and give judges more guidance on calculating loss in mortgage and securities fraud cases.

The proposed amendments — which the commission plans to send to Congress for approval by May 1 with the intention that they would go into effect Nov. 1 — address provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act calling for review of guidelines used in sentencing those convicted of securities...
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