FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2014
SANTA ANA, California – A federal grand jury today indicted the former chief executive officer of an Orange County medical device and eye care company on insider trading charges.
James V. Mazzo, who was the CEO of the Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., which was traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EYE, was added to an indictment that had previously named former professional baseball player Douglas DeCinces and two of his associates.
The case, which was initially filed in 2012, alleges that Mazzo was the source of non-public information that DeCinces and his associates used to trade EYE stock in the midst of a takeover bid by Abbot Laboratories. Continue reading