A man who took a job as a forklift operator at a Wisconsin printing plant so he could steal and leak stock tips from Business Week‘s “Inside Wall Street” column pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in what authorities call a sprawling scam.

Nickolaus Shuster, 25, entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in an agreement with prosecutors that could earn him leniency for substantial cooperation in the wide-ranging plot to gain insider information through multiple methods.