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Ex-KPMG executive tied to insider trading

Suspect may have leaked data on Calif. firms

NEW YORK — Federal authorities in Los Angeles are investigating a former senior executive at KPMG on suspicion of leaking secret information to a stock trader, according to people with direct knowledge of the inquiry.

Scott I. London, the partner in charge of the audit practice for KPMG in Southern California, was fired by his employer because of the suspected passing of confidential data to an unnamed individual, a person briefed on the matter said.

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