Accused Insider Trader's Attorney Would Like To Wrap This Up So Client Can Get Home To Feed Dog

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This could play well with the golden retriever lovers on the jury.

Joanna Hendon, Jiau’s lawyer, told jurors that while her client passed nonpublic information, it wasn’t “material,” or something a reasonable investor would consider important in trading or to have a bearing upon a stock price. “We’re going to prove to you beyond a reasonable doubt that none of that information she provided was material, and certainly there was no crime,” Hendon said.

Hendon said her client, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Taiwan, had a golden retriever waiting at home. “Put an end to this misguided prosecution,” Hendon said. “Send Ms. Jiau back to California, and to her dog.”

[Bloomberg]

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