HSBC FX Exec Said 'I Think We Got Away With It,' Jury Hears

Law360, New York (October 6, 2017, 10:39 PM EDT) -- Jurors in the trial of former HSBC foreign currency exchange executive Mark Johnson on Friday heard nearly 20 recorded phone calls surrounding a $3.5 billion forex deal that prosecutors say defrauded oil and gas developer Cairn Energy PLC, with Johnson saying at one point, “I think we got away with it.”

Prosecutors called their final witness to the stand, an agent for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Office of the Inspector General, and walked jurors through a trove of recorded calls involving Johnson, 51, co-defendant and...
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