A Chinese securities broker has been found guilty of manipulating the market by "scalping" securities he recommended on TV, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday.
Scalping refers to the fraudulent act of buying or holding securities before recommending them to investors and then selling them for profit following that recommendation.
Zhu Weiming, a former broker at China Development Bank Securities, was found to have made illegal profits of 754,800 yuan (about 113,256 U.S. dollars) from scalping and was sentenced to an 11-month prison term, the SPP said.
In addition to the confiscation of the illegal gains, Zhu was also fined 760,000 yuan.
The case was among a group of three financial crimes published by the SPP at a press conference held Thursday.