By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A former Sequenom patent agent and his brother have pleaded guilty to insider trading, the US Attorney for the Southern District of California said.

According to a statement from US Attorney Laura Duffy, Aaron Scalia, a former patent agent at the San Diego-based molecular diagnostics firm, and his brother Stephen Scalia, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to trade stock options in Sequenom using insider information.

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