Barclays bank chiefs to face fraud trial in January 2019

Notting Hill

Barclays bank and four of its former senior executives will not be tried until January 2019 for fraud related to raising billions of pounds from Qatar during the financial crisis. Former chief executive John Varley and three of his senior colleagues – Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath – allegedly raised £11.8bn in emergency fundraising in 2008. The deal – which allowed the bank to avoid taking a taxpayer bailout – was the subject of a five-year investigation by…

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