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Former Arista Networks Chairman Settles Insider Trading Charges

The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/

A former chairman of Arista Networks has reached a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding insider trading charges, as announced by the SEC.

The individual in question was accused of engaging in insider trading by using non-public information to make stock trades. The SEC alleged that the former chairman had access to confidential details about Arista Networks' financial performance and upcoming announcements, which were not available to the general public.

According to the SEC, the former chairman used this privileged information to make trades that resulted in significant profits. Insider trading is illegal as it gives individuals an unfair advantage in the stock market and undermines the integrity of financial markets.

As part of the settlement, the former chairman has agreed to pay a monetary penalty and is prohibited from engaging in future violations of securities laws. The settlement serves as a reminder of the SEC's commitment to enforcing regulations that protect investors and maintain fair and transparent markets.

Arista Networks, a leading provider of cloud networking solutions, has not been implicated in the insider trading allegations. The company has cooperated with the SEC's investigation and reaffirmed its commitment to upholding ethical business practices.

Insider trading remains a serious offense that can result in severe legal consequences. The SEC continues to monitor and investigate suspicious trading activities to ensure compliance with securities laws and safeguard the interests of investors.

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