Barclays Qatar Fundraising Trial Set For January 2019

Law360, London (July 17, 2017, 12:26 PM BST) -- Barclays PLC, the bank’s former chief executive and three other former senior executives will go on trial in January 2019 for alleged fraud over a 2008 fundraising deal in Qatar, a crown court judge ruled on Monday.

Justice Andrew Edis told London’s Southwark Crown Court during a hearing attended by the four former executives that the trial would start on January 9, 2019.

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, which is bringing the case, charged the bank, John Varley — chief executive from 2004 to the end...
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