The Mark Cuban Conspiracy

Does the SEC have it in for Mark Cuban? In 2007, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, who is facing insider-trading charges, had a long email exchange with SEC lawyer Jeffrey Norris, after Norris heard that a company Cuban owned had considered distributing the 9/11-truther film Loose Change. In the emails, Norris called Cuban an "anti-American ideologue," accused him of "harm[ing] our nation," and renounced his Dallas Mavericks fandom. The SEC denies that the exchange had anything to do with the charges against Cuban. Norris, they say, was not at any time involved in the investigation and may be punished for the email exchange. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, however, was copied on a large portion of the exchange, so it happened in plain view.