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Short Seller Gets Eleven Years

Law360 (June 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Short seller Anthony Elgindy was slapped with 11 years and three months in prison and a $1.6 million fine by a federal judge yesterday for his role in manipulating stock using confidential government information gained from an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A Brooklyn jury convicted Elgindy on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and securities fraud 15 months ago. The sentencing was originally scheduled for late last year, but was postponed several times.

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