Andre Flotron, an ex UBS trader who was accused of spoofing on the Comex market in precious metals futures, was yesterday acquitted of the charge, as reported here on the Bloomberg web site and also here on the New York Times web site. Flotron was accused of spoofing in gold and silver futures at various times between 2008 and 2013. The CFTC complaint document, which can be found here, lists the examples in detail. He was also accused on “training” other traders to spoof. Several other cases have been brought to court recently, as reported here on the New York Times web site.
In addition, the CME has issued several fines and suspensions recently for spoofing and wash trades. For example, this disciplinary notice from the 20th April issues a fine for spoofing, using 2 traders’ logins and this notice from the same day also relates to placing orders with no intention of execution in gas futures.