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July 19, 1991 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors unsealed an insider trading indictment Thursday against a former head of mergers and acquisitions in Merrill Lynch & Co.'s London office. Nahum Vaskevitch, 41, was named in a 45-count indictment on charges that included conspiracy and violation of U.S. insider trading laws from 1984 to 1987. He is accused of sharing with certain unnamed co-conspirators his knowledge of confidential plans for corporate takeovers or mergers that Merrill Lynch was working on.
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March 13, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Merrill Lynch & Co. on Thursday fired a top official at its London office who was accused of participating in a $4-million inside-trading scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission charged in a civil complaint filed here Wednesday that Nahum Vaskevitch, director of mergers and acquisitions for Merrill Lynch in London, gave an investor confidential information involving 12 companies over a two-year period.
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March 11, 1987 | From Reuters
A London-based executive of Merrill Lynch was charged today with masterminding a massive illegal share-trading scheme on Wall Street. Nahum Vaskevitch, managing director of the mergers and acquisitions department of the brokerage's London office, was charged in a civil complaint filed in federal court by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC charged that Vaskevitch leaked insider, or non-public, information about 12 companies that were involved in mergers or acquisitions.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1987 | TONY ROBINSON, Times Staff Writer
Accounts held in the United States by a former executive of the Merrill Lynch investment firm and his Israeli associate do not hold enough money to satisfy a claim by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which last week charged the two with insider trading, an SEC lawyer said Friday. The lawyer also said the defendants had transferred at least $1.
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March 12, 1987 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
Federal securities regulators Wednesday charged a top mergers specialist at the Merrill Lynch investment firm and a prominent Israeli businessman with operating a scheme to profit from secret information about Merrill Lynch merger deals. The two men made nearly $4.2 million in illicit profits by trading in stock or options of at least 12 companies from October, 1984, through May 16, 1986, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged in court papers.
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