Former Orioles Eddie Murray And Doug DeCines Team Up For One Last Double Play

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Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray agreed to pay $358,151 to resolve U.S. regulatory claims that he reaped illegal profits from an insider-trading scheme involving his former Baltimore Orioles teammate Doug DeCinces. Murray made $235,314 in profits after Abbott Laboratories Inc. said in January 2009 it would acquire Advanced Medical Optics Inc. through a tender offer, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in an e-mail statement today. DeCinces and three others agreed to pay $3.3 million last year to settle SEC claims they reaped a total of $1.7 million, the agency said. [Bloomberg]

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