Barclays bosses and the secret Qatar bail-out

Three former senior executives at Barclays lied during the financial crisis to secure billions of pounds of secret funding from Qatar, the Old Bailey heard. Bankers Roger Jenkins, 64, Tom Kalaris, 63, and 60-year-old Richard Boath raised £11.2bn in emergency fundraising in 2008, jurors were told. Prosecutors allege they knowingly hid eye-watering fees in order triggering a loss of confidence in the bank and avoid state support. The three former banking chiefs all deny conspiracy to commit fraud by false…

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