WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing former Berkshire Hathaway <BRKa.N> executive David Sokol, who has been under scrutiny for his trading in Lubrizol <LZ.N>, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The source, who asked not to be named because the probe is not public, said the SEC's review started before a Berkshire audit committee report released on Wednesday found that Sokol intended to deceive the company in the way he disclosed his interest in Lubrizol.
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(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch. Editing by Robert MacMillan)