Mick­el­son says he’s co­op­er­at­ing in trad­ing probe

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mick­el­son con­firms that FBI agents in­ves­ti­gat­ing in­sider trad­ing ap­proached him af­ter a round at the Me­mo­rial tour­na­ment. He says he is co­op­er­at­ing and has done noth­ing wrong.

A federal of­fi­cial briefed on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion tells The As­so­ci­ated Press that the FBI and Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sioner are an­a­lyz­ing trades Mick­el­son and Las Ve­gas gam­bler Billy Wal­ters made in­volv­ing Clorox at the same time in­vestor Carl Ic­ahn was at­tempt­ing to take over the com­pany.

The of­fi­cial was unau­tho­rized to speak about the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion and spoke to the AP on con­di­tion of anonymity. Re­ports of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion ap­peared in sev­eral news­pa­pers, in­clud­ing the Wall Street Jour­nal.

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