Five-time vital leader Phil Mickelson is one of 3 group being investigated in what a Wall Street Journal calls “a vital insider-trading examine involving finance, gambling and sports,” the journal reported on a website Friday night.
According to a Journal, a review also involves Carl Icahn, a 78-year-old billionaire who runs a publicly traded Icahn Enterprises, and William “Billy” Walters, a famed Las Vegas gamester and real-estate mogul.
The newspaper, citing people briefed on a probe, reported that a Federal Bureau of Investigation and a Securities and Exchange Commission are looking into either Mickelson and Walters traded nonpublic information they allegedly perceived from Icahn about his investments in open companies. Both a FBI and SEC are reviewing a trade patterns of both Mickelson and Walters, a news said.
According to a Journal, dual FBI agents approached Mickelson after his opening turn during a Memorial contest Thursday in Dublin, Ohio, to plead a investigation. Mickelson told them to pronounce to his attorney.
Glenn Cohen, a counsel for Mickelson, told a Journal on Friday: “Phil is not a aim of any investigation. Period.” Cohen also pronounced an FBI representative has told him that Mickelson is not a aim of a investigation.
Icahn also denied believe of a probe, revelation a Journal: “We do not know of any investigation. We are always really clever to observe all authorised mandate in all of a activities.”
Mickelson shot 72-70 in a opening dual rounds of a Memorial and is tied for 37th. He tees off for a third turn during 10:27 a.m. ET on Saturday.