September 2016: Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.

1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announces that they are charging Leon Cooperman with insider trading on Sept. 21, 2016. They accuse Cooperman of abusing his status as a large shareholder in the Atlas Pipeline Partners deal and receiving non-public information ahead of other investors. Cooperman announces that the charges are "without merit" and that he will be fighting them. In 2010, Cooperman was accused of making illegal profits after an executive from Atlas Pipeline Partners provided him confidential information.
Photo source: (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
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