Blue Index

Blue Index Trio Plead Guilty to Insider Dealing

On 28 May 2012, the FSA announced that three defendants with links to Blue Index Ltd, a contract for difference brokerage, pleaded guilty to charges of insider dealing. These are James Sanders, a director of Blue Index, Miranda Sanders, his wife, and James Swallow, another director of Blue Index. Two further defendants were acquitted.

The prosecution alleged that inside information was leaked by Arnold McClellan, a senior partner in Deloitte Tax LLP, who was an insider to a number of mergers and acquisitions in US securities listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges, or by his wife, Annabel McClellan, who is the sister of Miranda Sanders. The information was used by James and Miranda Sanders to commit insider dealing. James Sanders disclosed the information to other people including James Swallow, who also used the information to commit insider dealing. The three defendants will be sentenced on 19 June 2012. FSA Announcement.