A San Diego man has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in New York in a government crackdown on expert networking firm consultants who give illegal stock tips to hedge funds.
The New York State Thruway Authority said a year ago in their crackdown on phones and gadgets at the wheel, troopers handed out nearly 900 tickets just on the Thruway in a few days.
The Department said “the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle is illegal. In addition, driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”
This was the third crackdown in the last year and a half. The last time, officers pulled over more than 6,000 drivers within the 24-hour period and slapped each of those drivers with $130 fines.