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Compliance officer's US trial can be heard by judge alone, despite prosecutors' opposition

By Richard Vanderford
  • 27 Aug 2020 17:28
  • 27 Aug 2020 17:35
A New York private equity firm compliance officer can go to trial without a jury on charges that he misused secret US Securities and Exchange Commission information, a federal judge said, overruling objections from prosecutors.

Ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic are enough to justify a bench trial for Michael Cohn, US District

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