For­mer FBI trainee charged with in­sid­er trad­ing scheme ahead of Mer­ck-Pan­dion buy­out

Work­ing from home presents some unique chal­lenges. Just ask a lawyer who rep­re­sent­ed Mer­ck dur­ing its $1.85 bil­lion Pan­dion takeover.

A for­mer FBI trainee has been charged with in­sid­er trad­ing over prof­its he made from buy­ing Pan­dion stock based on pri­vate in­for­ma­tion about the Mer­ck ac­qui­si­tion — which he al­leged­ly learned while work­ing from home with a “ro­man­tic part­ner,” who al­so hap­pened to be an as­so­ciate at a law firm rep­re­sent­ing Mer­ck.

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