Analyst Denies Knowing Of NY Pension Director Bribery Plot

Law360 (November 26, 2018, 3:04 PM EST) -- A former analyst at an unnamed broker-dealer has urged a New York federal judge to toss the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s suit accusing him of helping with a pay-to-play scheme involving a New York State Common Retirement Fund executive, arguing that he wasn’t aware of the plot.

John A. Paulsen said in his Saturday motion to dismiss that the SEC’s aiding and abetting claims against him fail because the agency didn’t allege that he knew of a quid pro quo arrangement between Deborah D. Kelley, who also used to work for the unnamed broker-dealer, and Navnoor S. Kang, the former...

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