CNET has obtained a copy of the FBI's complaint against four men who had access to vital trade secrets belonging to such tech companies as Apple, Dell, and AMD, and are accused of repeatedly violating securities laws by selling this information to hedge funds, according to the FBI.
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As a result of a sophisticated sting operation that involved wiretaps and recorded phone conversations, FBI agents have arrested the four men on a score of charges that include securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy.
The government's complaint, filed this week with U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accuses the suspects of dealing in a shocking amount of information about Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod, as well as sales figures, sales projections, and revenue data at the other companies.
For more on this story, read More details about sale of Apple, Dell secrets on CNET News.