The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a CPA and his son in New York on Thursday, accusing them of conducting an insider trading scheme involving tips on nonpublic information that they sent in coded email messages disguised as discussions about golf.

The SEC alleges that Sean R. Stewart, who is currently a managing director at a prominent investment bank, routinely tipped his father Robert K. Stewart with confidential information about future mergers and acquisitions involving clients of two investment banks where he has worked during the past few years. 

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