A trader who has allegedly been trading in the stock market for more than a decade was arrested Thursday on federal charges in Florida, the FBI said.

According to the FBI, Benjamin Aal, who was arrested by a Broward County sheriff’s deputy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, allegedly had an extensive network of customers who paid for insider information on Altrusys stock price index.

According the FBI’s statement, Aal “was an integral part of an insider trading scheme.”

The investigation, which the FBI says started when he purchased stock in Altruses, was initiated after a whistleblower filed a whistleblower complaint against Aal in 2016.

Aal was charged in December with wire fraud and stock fraud, among other charges.

Aulish Altrusa.com, Altrussys, AlTrusys Altrustrade, Aaltres, Alternet, Alusys, AAL, Altrausys AAL Source NBC News article Altrsys, a global provider of financial software, was acquired by AAL on July 12, 2020.

AAL is a publicly traded company headquartered in the U.K. and with offices in Florida.

In November 2018, AULSYS became the first publicly traded stock exchange in the world to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering to investors.

In March 2019, the SEC issued new guidance that required an exchange to offer trading strategies on a regular basis to help investors make informed investment decisions.

In May 2018, the United States Department of Justice filed a civil rights complaint against the company, accusing AAL of unlawfully discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, and familial status.

In July 2018, Altsys filed a complaint against U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Los Angeles, alleging that he improperly denied a civil-rights complaint.

The complaint was dismissed by Goldsmith, who has ordered that the complaint be thrown out.

Altrusy shares fell 4.9 percent in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange, while Altrusions rose 3.8 percent.