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Trader uses US Bill of Rights in attempt to throw out spoofing charges

By Michael Griffiths

07 December 2018

Trader uses US Bill of Rights in attempt to throw out spoofing charges Credit: iStock.com/DNY59

A former Merrill Lynch commodities trader could deal a severe blow to the DOJ’s push to punish spoofing by arguing that the First Amendment bars him from being prosecuted for fraud.