UK crime agency examining leaks in insider trading investigation - WSJ

UK crime agency examining leaks in insider trading investigation - WSJ
A man walks past the National Crime Agency (NCA) headquarters in London October 7, 2013. The new body has been launched to pursue organised criminals. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) -
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(Reuters) – The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is examining accusations that an employee leaked information to a suspect in exchange for money, thereby resulting in the undermining of a probe into a network of insider trading suspects in Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The NCA, which usually focuses on tackling serious and organised crime, is investigating whether a government translator with access to wiretap recordings tipped off the target of an insider-trading investigation, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The NCA could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru)

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