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August 4, 2020

Posted  August 4, 2020

New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and former employees William Byrnes and Christopher Curtin have been ordered to pay a $4 million civil monetary penalty for violating the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations.  Between 2008 and 2010, while employed at NYMEX, Byrnes and Curtin repeatedly disclosed material non-public information to commodities broker and defendant Ron Eibschutz.  Byrnes’ and Curtin’s liability is capped at $300,000 and $200,000, respectively, and they are permanently banned from trading commodity interests and registering with the CFTC.  This is the first time the CFTC has charged an exchange with such violations.  CFTC

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