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Ex-UBS Worker Admits To Lies During Insider Dealing Trial

Law360, London (November 22, 2018, 10:36 AM GMT) -- A former UBS Group AG compliance officer accused of insider trading has admitted at a London trial that she lied to an investigator for Britain’s financial watchdog about using a "burner" phone to communicate with a day-trader friend.

John McGuinness QC, the lead prosecutor for the Financial Conduct Authority, said that ex-UBS worker Fabiana Abdel-Malek lied about owning a burner phone — which is masked to appear unconnected to her — when she was interviewed by the regulator after her arrest in September 2015.

Abdel-Malek had denied that she used the disposable phone to communicate with Walid Choucair, who she is...

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