Three Barclays Libor traders in New York were notified by U.K. prosecutors that they may be charged for allegedly manipulating the interest-rate benchmark, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged three former Barclays employees in connection with its investigation into the manipulation of Libor.
Several former Barclays traders suspected of involvement in Libor manipulation were ordered to report to U.K. fraud prosecutors for interviews, according to a person with knowledge of the case.
British authorities are preparing charges against several more bankers and traders in connection with the Libor-rigging scandal, the country’s top fraud investigator has revealed.
The Serious Fraud Office is considering a criminal investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group, after claims the lender was forcing small companies out of business.
Tommy Suharto, the son of Indonesia's late president, has contacted the Serious Fraud Office in London to deny allegations that he was bribed by Rolls-Royce to persuade an Indonesian airline to buy the UK company's engines.
Barclays has become caught up in the new investigation by global regulators into the potential manipulation of the £3tn-a-day currency markets, in the latest set back for bank as it attempts to cleanup in its reputation in the wake of the Libor rigging scandal.
The Serious Fraud Office has written to 22 individuals to tell them they are facing investigation for potential Libor rigging, a London court heard on Monday.
U.K. prosecutors may bring another round of charges against traders and brokers linked to the Libor scandal as soon as next month, according to lawyers familiar with the investigation, now in its fifth year.
Barclays revealed on Monday that it is contesting a £50m fine by the City regulator, which claims the bank behaved "recklessly" in the controversial 2008 fundraisings that allowed it to avoid a taxpayer bailout.