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Ex-Amaranth Trader Reaches $750,000 Settlement With CFTC

A former Amaranth Advisors LLC trader agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a Commodity Futures Trading Commission lawsuit claiming he tried to rig prices of natural-gas contracts.

Brian Hunter’s settlement avoids a trial that was scheduled to begin next month. Under the agreement, which “fully resolves” the commission’s claims against him, Hunter also agreed to a partial ban on futures trading. Hunter neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing.