(HedgeCo.Net) Three Peruvian traders have agreed to settle a pending case alleging that they traded on nonpublic information prior to the merger of two companies. Nino Coppero del Valle, the alleged tipper who worked at one of the companies, agreed to pay full disgorgement of $53,607.70 plus interest of $5,382.44. His close friend and fellow attorney Julio Antonio Castro Roca agreed to pay full disgorgement of $59,300.02 plus $5,514.97 in interest and a $59,300.02 penalty. The other trader, Ricardo Carrion, agreed without admitting or denying the allegations to pay full disgorgement of $54,144.10 plus $5,820.29 in interest and a $54,144.10 penalty.
“The settlement of these actions for full disgorgement plus penalties on top of that reflects the strength of the evidence gathered in the SEC investigation,” said Andrew M. Calamari, Director of the SEC’s New York Regional Office. “Overseas traders who violate U.S. insider trading laws can expect to face stiff monetary sanctions to resolve their cases.”