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SFO Failed To Obtain Key Legal Docs In Barclays Fraud Probe

Law360, London (March 7, 2019, 2:21 PM GMT) -- The Serious Fraud Office failed to obtain key documents from the law firm that represented Qatar as the agency investigated side deals used by Barclays PLC to pay Qatari investors additional fees as it tried to raise billions of pounds in the financial crisis, it emerged at a London court on Thursday.

The court, which is hearing the trial of four former Barclays executives on fraud charges, was told that the Serious Fraud Office had failed to properly attempt to obtain documents from law firm Latham & Watkins. (AP) The jury at Southwark Crown Court, which is hearing the trial of...

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