Kerviel Should Be Tried Concerning $7B SocGen Trading Loss, Prosecutors Say
Posted Jun 25, 2009 11:50 AM CST
By Martha Neil
Jerome Kerviel, a low-level trader blamed by Societe Generale SA for a $7 billion trading loss last year, should be tried on criminal charges, French prosecutors have recommended in a report today to the judge in charge of investigating the case.
Prosecutors recommend that Kerviel, 32, should be tried for alleged abuse of trust, falsification of documents and computer hacking concerning his work for the French bank, reports Bloomberg.
Kerviel's lawyer, Olivier Metzner, told Bloomberg the report was “totally contradictory."
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Updated at 2:49 p.m. to include comment from Metzner.