If You're Trying To Sell Insider Info, Perhaps Don't Randomly Email Dozens Of Investors
from the protip dept
And, to make the situation worse, the woman wasn't even able to get the earnings report that was the key to the whole offer. It actually sounds like her boyfriend just guessed the earnings-per-share number, after she was unable to get the document and the clock was ticking down to the close of trading the day before the earnings announcement was to be made. As time was running out, there was this fun email exchange between the couple:
"Is it coming or what," Sebbag e-mailed Hoxie 51 minutes before the closing bell that day. "Patience my dear," she responded. "It is fully used," he wrote back.In the end, not surprisingly, the couple were arrested for conspiracy and wire fraud. My guess is they got the idea for how insider trading scams work by watching a few too many Disney movies...
Hoxie then wrote: "What would you suggest I do. If I could wave my magic wand and give you what you want -- I would. However, since that is not going to happen, I suggest you call on your inner Buddhist -- and CHILL the f' out."