Husband of ex-Amazon finance supervisor pleads responsible in $1.4M insider buying and selling case

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A Bothell, Wash., man whose spouse was beforehand a finance supervisor at Amazon, has pleaded responsible to securities fraud for his position in an insider trading scheme involving the couple and one other member of the family.

Viky Bohra, 36, admitted in U.S. District Courtroom in Seattle on Thursday that he used Amazon inside info he obtained from a relative to put trades in Amazon inventory, which made a revenue of $1,428,264.

The Securities and Alternate Fee charged that Bohra’s spouse had entry to confidential info relating to Amazon income and bills. Bohra obtained that confidential info and traded in Amazon inventory in accounts tied to him and his father, based on a news release.

As a part of the plea settlement, Bohra’s spouse, who’s not employed at Amazon, is not going to face felony prices. Bohra additionally agreed to forfeit the proceeds of his trades to america. Securities fraud is punishable by as much as 25 years in jail and a $250,000 fantastic. Below the phrases of the plea settlement prosecutors will suggest a sentence of not more than 33 months in jail, based on the Division of Justice.

Bohra was listed as a program supervisor at a Fortune 500 public expertise firm, and previous to that he labored as an engineer at two massive public corporations, a September court docket submitting famous.

Bohra is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 8.

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