Over the last 10 years, it seems like the SEC only goes after politically and economically unconnected people. Or people of non caucasion backgrounds. Ie the hong kong couple who traded on the dow chem news, that sri lankan hedgie, the bar tender who traded on news he overheard, etc. And this was done fairly quickly. They never go after the goldman traders, bear stearn traders, or the citadel traders. Only the people who arent connected, and usually people who arent white.