Call for probe into Intel CEO's stock sale
Two US politicians are asking regulators to open an investigation into stock sales that reaped a $US25 million ($A35 million) profit for Intel's CEO several weeks before the company disclosed a serious security flaw threatening millions of computers, phones and other devices.
Senator Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, made the demand in a letter sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department.
They told the agencies that they were troubled by a series of stock sales that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich completed November 29. The trades were made at time that Intel knew about security bugs that weren't disclosed until last week.What the Royals eat on Christmas Day
"We request that you conduct a thorough examination of whether any insider trading laws were violated," Reed and Kennedy wrote.
Intel said it would cooperate with any investigation. The SEC declined to comment on the letter and the Justice Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.