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SFO allegations labelled “bananas” in Barclays-Qatar fraud trial

By James Thomas

21 February 2020

SFO allegations labelled “bananas” in Barclays-Qatar fraud trial Central Criminal Court, London (Credit: shutterstock.com/Anibal Trejo)

Counsel to a former Barclays executive has accused the prosecution of scraping the bottom of the barrel for allegations that the bank signed a fraudulent investment deal with Qatar in 2008.