Bristol Man Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading Scheme

A 59 year old Bristol man has pleaded guilty to one count of trading on inside information that he had about a Massachusetts company. Prosecutors say the Bay-State company was going to acquire a California semiconductor company.

Joh Younis entered the plea in a Boston Federal Courtroom. He was arrested in January of this year along with two co-conspirators.

Sentencing is set for June 29th.

The two co-defendants have pleaded not-guilty to similar charges.

Prosecutors allege that Younis, who was close friends with the co-conspirators obtained information about the acquisition that the general public did not have.

If convicted Younis could receive up to 25 years in prison and a $250 thousand dollar fine.

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