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Technical ruling sparked Deutsche Bank trader’s late guilty plea

By Michael Griffiths

23 July 2018

Technical ruling sparked Deutsche Bank trader’s late guilty plea Deutsche Bank (Credit: Carsten Frenzl on Flickr (CC BY 2.0))

Former Deutsche Bank trader Christian Bittar’s shock decision to plead guilty to manipulating the Euribor rate was inspired by a pre-trial decision on the benchmark rate’s code of conduct.