Last summer a criminal investigation by the U.S. Government brought down KickassTorrents, the largest torrent site at the time. Upon request from the United States, law enforcement in Poland arrested Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, who’s been held in a local prison ever since. In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) also…
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Look, we don’t want to tell you how to commit crimes, but we do know that Googling how to commit said crime isn’t a smart starting point. It’s a lesson the Department of Justice wants you to learn, after arresting a person on suspicion of insider trading who looked up how to do so online.
The story begins with Fei Yan, a post-doctoral researcher at a “major university” in Cambridge, Mass., which we could guess at being MIT or Harvard. Yan’s spouse was a lawyer at a major law firm, who was working on a deal related to the purchase of Stillwater Mining Company.