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Judge Slams DOJ Jury Trial Bid In Ex-Barclays Trader Case

Law360, San Francisco (June 18, 2018, 9:47 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday laid into the U.S. Department of Justice, suggesting it was wasting resources by requesting a jury trial for a former Barclays PLC trader charged with scheming to defraud Hewlett-Packard Co. in a £6 billion options transaction, after the defendant said he’d prefer a bench trial.

Robert Bogucki, 45, former head of Barclays currency options trading in New York, is accused of manipulating the foreign exchange market just before he bought back stock options from HP, allegedly defrauding the tech giant...
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