Ex-SanDisk Executive to Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case
Donald Barnetson, a former SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) senior marketing director, will plead guilty today in an insider trading investigation, records in Manhattan federal court show.
Barnetson left SanDisk in early 2011, according to Lee Flanagin, a spokesman for the Milpitas, California-based maker of flash-memory cards.
In criminal charges filed against John Kinnucan, an expert networker in Portland, Oregon, prosecutors claim that on Sept. 10, 2010, Kinnucan called an unidentified SanDisk employee who gave him inside information about confidential negotiations between his company and Apple Inc.
“The SanDisk insider has been cooperating with the government in the hope of receiving leniency,” according to the criminal complaint against Kinnucan.
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