The SEC charged Rhode Islanders Michael J. Maciocio and David P. Hobson with insider trading in the securities of deal targets being pursued by the pharmaceutical company where Maciocio worked. The SEC alleges that Maciocio obtained confidential clinical and business data about pharmaceutical firms being considered by his company for potential acquisitions and business relationships, and that he used this nonpublic information to trade in their stocks. Maciocio made approximately $116,000 in illegal profits based on this trading activity. The SEC also alleges that Maciocio illegally tipped his childhood friend, Hobson, a stockbroker who utilized the nonpublic information to realize at least $187,000 in illicit trading profits for himself and $145,000 for his customers. SEC
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