EU Human Rights Court Agrees To Review George Soros' Insider Trading Conviction, Days After $100 Million Gift To Human Rights Group

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We’re not saying these headlines are connected, but they are interesting, and they will provoke Soros haters.Last week: George Soros gives $100 million to the group Human Rights Watch.

Yesterday: A European human rights court may review and expunge George Soros’ 2002 insider trading conviction resulting from a trade in the late 80s in shares of Societe Generale.

The conviction only resulted in a tiny fine, so his desire to get it expunged is purely a matter of principle and pride.

Still, interesting to see an EU human rights court — not where you’d expect an insider trading case to wind up — provide him relief.

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