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Sen. Burr Asks Senate Ethics Committee for Review of his Stock Sales Amid Uproar Over Possible Influence of Coronavirus Briefings

Matthew Nielsen, a government enforcement and investigations partner in the firm’s Dallas office, spoke with the Washington Post about allegations that Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), committed insider trading. The question boils down to whether the senators received specific information about the coronavirus spread that informed their judgements on which industries who fare better or worse.

“This comes down to . . . whether there was specific, classified information that would have been something unavailable to the public, that led someone to conclude that there was going to be significantly more impact, said Nielsen.

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