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The New York Post: What Mark Cuban thinks of the SEC insider-trading case against Leon Cooperman

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Businessman and TV personality Mark Cuban

Hedge fund mogul Leon Cooperman is facing a tough legal battle — but he’s got Mark Cuban on his side, who knows a thing or two about defeating insider-trading charges.

Cuban, cleared by a Texas jury in 2013 of insider trading charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, told The Post on Thursday that Washington’s pursuit of the hedgie “sure looked like a witch hunt.”

Cooperman, the head of Omega Advisors, was charged by the SEC on Wednesday with using info obtained in 2010 from executives at Atlas Pipeline to reap at least $4 million in profits — and then trying to cover up his scheme.

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