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CNET has obtained a copy of the FBI's complaint against four men who had access to vital trade secrets belonging to such tech companies as Apple, Dell, and AMD, and are accused of repeatedly violating securities laws by selling this information to hedge funds, according to the FBI.
As a result of a sophisticated sting operation that involved wiretaps and recorded phone conversations, FBI agents have arrested the four men on a score of charges that include securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy.
The government's complaint, filed this week with U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accuses the suspects of acquiring and selling a shocking amount of trade secrets involving Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod, as well as sales figures, sales projections, and revenue data for the other companies.
This news just came in. Apple's brazen manipulation of the press and even legal system is sickening beyond belief. Apparently they are arresting employees for "leaking" information about the iPad to Wall Street....against the backdrop of having stolen the WHOLE device...which they have used as a vehicle to fuel Apple's mammoth rise in share price since 2007. The news links below say it all: