Sarao, Coscia, and now the Berkshire Power Company, each charged with crimes – spoofing, fraud, false information – relating to commodity trading. Commodity traders likely have incorporated into their compliance regimes the general risk that allegations of criminal fraud could arise. These criminal matters no longer appear to be isolated instances and, instead, counsel for vigilance to maintain a robust compliance, risk management, internal auditing, and surveillance regime.

To read more about this, please see the GT AlertCoscia Gets 3 Years in Prison: The Criminalization of Trading Commodities?”