Jaspen Capital Partners Limited and Andriy Supranonok, its chief executive officer, agreed to pay US $30 million to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission that they took part in a widespread scheme to trade on non-public information obtained through unauthorized hacking of three major newswire services. Last month, the SEC brought charges against 32 defendants, including Jaspen and Mr. Supranonok, for their roles in the scheme, while criminal indictments were also filed against nine of the defendants. (Click here for additional background in the article “Hackers and Traders Charged by SEC and Department of Justice in International Securities Fraud Scheme” in the August 16, 2015 edition of Bridging the Week.)