A BBC radio program brought together Leeson and Peter Norris, now chairman of Virgin Group Holdings, and Leeson apologized for the first time, the BBC said on its website. Leeson served more than three years in a Singapore prison for hiding losses for forging documents and deceiving auditors, the BBC said. Barings was Britain’s oldest merchant bank.
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