Rogue FBI informant wants case against him tossed

Guy Gentile wants the Securities and Exchange Commission off his back.

The former FBI informant gone rogue, citing a recent Supreme Court decision that drew a strict five-year statute of limitations on disgorgements, has asked a New Jersey federal court judge to dismiss the SEC’s $17 million civil fraud case against him.

As an FBI informant, Gentile helped put away more than a dozen financial scam artists.

Gentile turned rogue when federal prosecutors sought prison time for his alleged crimes.

Gentile thought the feds had promised to drop the charges in light of his cooperation.

The criminal indictment against Gentile was later dismissed — and now the trader is hoping to deep-six the civil action as well.

“The SEC does not know how to admit when they are wrong,” Gentile told The Post in a text on Monday. “I believe they will do whatever it takes to win, including twisting facts or making up facts as they go along to win.”

The SEC is accusing Gentile, who runs a Bahamas-based brokerage, of securities fraud dating back to 2007 and 2008 — putting it outside the new statute of limitations.

Gentile, 40, has never been convicted of any crime.

Last month, he told The Post the cases are “retribution” against him for not taking a plea deal that he thought was unfair.

The SEC’s lawyers “were just using him as a cooperator while tricking him into thinking he had entered into a cooperation agreement,” according to the motion.

The SEC on Monday didn’t return a request for comment.

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant Guy Gentile’s Motion to Dismiss
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