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SFO secures conviction in Euribor trial

SFO secures conviction in Euribor trial

26 March 2019

A London jury has convicted a former Barclays executive and acquitted another after a trial over alleged manipulation of the EU interbank offered rate benchmark.

Judge in Euribor trial: “There was a conspiracy to defraud”

Judge in Euribor trial: “There was a conspiracy to defraud”

04 March 2019

The judge in a Euribor benchmark manipulation case has told a London jury that their task is to decide whether former Barclays executives engaged in a proven criminal conspiracy.

Ex-Barclays trader points finger at bank in Euribor trial

Ex-Barclays trader points finger at bank in Euribor trial

06 February 2019

A former Barclays trader on trial in London said his former employer condemned his alleged manipulation of the Euribor benchmark rate to avoid prosecution.

UK SFO confiscates ill-gotten gains from Euribor trader

UK SFO confiscates ill-gotten gains from Euribor trader

20 December 2018

Former Barclays trader Philippe Moryoussef will have to pay £674,000 on top of an eight-year jail sentence he received earlier this year for manipulating the Euribor benchmark rate.

Technical ruling sparked Deutsche Bank trader’s late guilty plea

Technical ruling sparked Deutsche Bank trader’s late guilty plea

23 July 2018

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.

Convicted Deutsche Bank trader driven by “satisfaction of being able to beat the system”

Convicted Deutsche Bank trader driven by “satisfaction of being able to beat the system”

19 July 2018

A UK court has sentenced two former traders to a combined 13 years’ jail for orchestrating a scheme to manipulate the Euribor benchmark rate.

SFO to retry Barclays bankers over Euribor rigging allegations

SFO to retry Barclays bankers over Euribor rigging allegations

19 July 2018

The UK Serious Fraud Office will retry three former Barclays bankers it accuses of manipulating the Euribor benchmark rate, after a London jury failed to reach a verdict.

SFO secures conviction of ex-Barclays trader in Euribor trial

SFO secures conviction of ex-Barclays trader in Euribor trial

12 July 2018

A jury has found former Barclays trader Philippe Moryoussef guilty of conspiring to manipulate the Euribor benchmark rate but failed to reach a verdict on three other defendants after 13 days of deliberations.

Euribor expert casts doubt on the notion of benchmark manipulation

Euribor expert casts doubt on the notion of benchmark manipulation

05 June 2018

The author of Euribor’s code of conduct has chipped away at a tenet of the SFO’s case against five bankers by testifying that he always expected financial institutions to consider their own bottom line when submitting benchmark rates.

SFO’s Euribor definition is “wrong”, court hears

SFO’s Euribor definition is “wrong”, court hears

17 April 2018

The counsel to Barclays’ former treasurer Colin Bermingham, accused of nominating fraudulent Euribor submissions, said that prosecutors have misled the jury about how the benchmark rate works.

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