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Former prosecutor: Fraud Section position on MLATs undermines its mandate

Former prosecutor: Fraud Section position on MLATs undermines its mandate

19 June 2020

The Fraud Section’s defence against allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in foreign legal assistance requests compromises its argument to support wire fraud charges in current and future cases, a former prosecutor said.

Deutsche Bank resolves US spoofing and swap reporting probes

Deutsche Bank resolves US spoofing and swap reporting probes

18 June 2020

The US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission said that it significantly reduced the penalties due to the bank’s cooperation in both investigations.

Former JPMorgan trader asks to be severed from spoofing trial

Former JPMorgan trader asks to be severed from spoofing trial

28 May 2020

An ex-JPMorgan trader has attempted to distance himself from racketeering conspiracy allegations facing three of his former colleagues in an ongoing market manipulation case.

Allegations of needless US evidence-gathering requests raise concerns in UK

Allegations of needless US evidence-gathering requests raise concerns in UK

22 May 2020

Former UK Financial Conduct Authority lawyers have said allegations that US prosecutors sent frivolous evidence requests to the UK are worrying if true.

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

15 May 2020

Litigation financing fund Burford Capital has lost its attempt to force the London Stock Exchange to hand over information that it says could prove it was the victim of market manipulation.

NatWest negotiating end to DOJ spoofing probe

NatWest negotiating end to DOJ spoofing probe

06 May 2020

UK bank NatWest has said it is in “advanced discussions” with US prosecutors to resolve allegations that former traders manipulated the price of securities.

FCA closes Burford Capital market manipulation probe

FCA closes Burford Capital market manipulation probe

01 April 2020

The UK’s financial regulatory body has found no evidence of an alleged spoofing attack against litigation financing fund Burford Capital.

Disclosure fight linked to DOJ misconduct allegations continues

Disclosure fight linked to DOJ misconduct allegations continues

24 March 2020

Lawyers for two ex-Deutsche Bank traders said in a 24 March court filing that there is nothing stopping the government from handing over evidence relating to allegations of serious prosecutorial misconduct raised by a former prosecutor.

DOJ leans on co-conspirator testimony in spoofing case

DOJ leans on co-conspirator testimony in spoofing case

23 March 2020

US prosecutors plan to rely on evidence provided by a convicted co-conspirator in the prosecution of two former Deutsche Bank traders.

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

19 March 2020

The UK’s financial authority is investigating only a handful of alleged spoofing cases despite an apparent increase in enforcement across the Atlantic.

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