Sure, he had to cooperate with the government. But all things considered? Frank Tamayo, AKA the best liaison between a source of information and a person executing on that information EVER, did pretty well for himself with regard to not going to prison and not paying a fine for his crimes.
...Tamayo was a middleman in a scheme involving Steven Metro, a former law clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and broker Vladimir Eydelman, the SEC said in a statement on Monday. In exchange for cooperating in the agency’s ongoing case against the two men, Tamayo’s penalty was limited to disgorging $1 million in ill-gotten gains and agreeing not to violate anti-fraud and securities laws, the SEC said. Tamayo would meet Eydelman near a clock in New York’s Grand Central Terminal and show him napkins or Post-It notes with the name or stock symbol of a company whose shares were about to go up, according to the SEC’s March 2014 complaint. On at least one occasion, he then ate the note, the SEC said.