Man Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in Marvel Case

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A San Francisco man charged with insider trading related to the acquisition of Marvel Entertainment by Disney in 2009 pleaded guilty to securities fraud and agreed to pay more than $800,000 in fines and ill-gotten profits.

Since the acquisition, Marvel and Disney have turned out a score of incredibly successful superhero movies based on Marvel’s comic book properties. One of those films, The Avengers, became the highest-grossing movie ever.

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The man, Toby Scammell, bought call options in Marvel after finding out about the potential acquisition from his girlfriend, who worked with Disney. After the acquisition, Marvel’s stock soared and Scammell sold, making over $100,000.

The Los Angeles Times reports that, along with the fines, Scammell is facing up to 25 years in prison.

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