Ex-Dow Chemical Exec Snared In $1M Insider Trading Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 1, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit Monday against a former Dow Chemical Co. executive and two of his associates, accusing the trio of unlawfully gaining more than $1 million through insider trades ahead of a 2008 announcement that Dow would acquire Rohm and Haas Co.

Mack D. Murrell, the former vice president of information systems for Dow, is accused of misappropriating material nonpublic information about the impending acquisition that he obtained from his then live-in girlfriend, who was the administrative assistant to Dow’s then...
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