U.S. SEC opens investigation into Apple supplier GT Advanced

“GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTATQ), the Apple Inc. (AAPL) supplier seeking bankruptcy protection, said it’s cooperating with a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into the company,” Tim Higgins reports for Bloomberg.

“The SEC is seeking information about trading activity and the company’s sapphire glass business, Merrimack, New Hampshire-based GT Advanced said in a filing today,” Higgins reports. “Apple will get an approved claim for $439 million secured by the furnaces. GT Advanced will have up to four years to sell them, with proceeds going to Apple.”

Higgins reports, “Apple will also release all claims against GT Advanced, including damages that ‘would total in excess of $1 billion,’ according to court papers.”

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  1. ~~I’m getting bored with these characters.
    ~~What this soap opera needs is a federal investigation.
    And right on cue…

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Please welcome in the cast of The SEC!
    🙏 🙌 🙏 🙌 🙏
    …As we enjoy another exciting episode of… ‘As The Sapphire Turns.’

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