The middleman in a $5.6 million inside-trading scheme passed the illegal tips on post-it notes in Grand Central Station, and then ate the evidence, the SEC claims in court.

The SEC claims Frank Tamayo was the middleman in a scheme in which Steven Metro stole information about mergers and acquisitions from the law firm where he worked, (nonparty) Simpson Thacher & Barlett, which Vladimir Eydelman used to profit illicitly.

The SEC sued Eydelman and Metro on inside-trading charges in March.

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