Ex-Evercore Banker Seeks Leniency For Insider Trades

Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A former Evercore Group LLC investment banker charged with insider trading as a means to help pay child support has asked a New York federal judge for leniency at an upcoming sentencing hearing, claiming that he acted out of “love and fear,” according to a Friday court filing.

Frank Perkins Hixon Jr., a former senior managing director in Evercore’s mining and metals group, should serve a sentence below the range of 46 to 57 months calculated by U.S. probation officials, defense attorney William Johnson said in...
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