SpaceX engineer pleads guilty to selling insider trading tips on dark web

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An engineer working for Elon Musk’s SpaceX pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to commit securities fraud by selling insider tips on the “dark web”, the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Thursday. The case was the first in which the SEC has brought an enforcement action alleging securities violations on the dark web, it said. James Roland Jones of Redondo Beach, California, faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison, the Department of Justice said. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the age…

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