Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Kerviel’s Complaints Against SocGen Dropped by Paris Prosecutors

Two complaints filed by Jerome Kerviel, the trader convicted of being responsible for a 4.9 billion-euro trading loss, against Societe Generale SA have been dropped by Paris prosecutors, a spokeswoman for their office said.

The complaints accused the bank of deceiving a court about how much money it ultimately lost in unwinding Kerviel’s unauthorized positions and doctoring recordings of him with bank officials prior to his 2008 arrest.

Kerviel filed the complaints before the June hearings on his unsuccessful bid to overturn a guilty verdict holding him accountable for the loss. The Paris appeals court upheld the 2010 decision, as well as the sentence of three years in jail and an order to repay Societe Generale.

Societe Generale filed slander complaints in retaliation. Those are still active, according to the spokeswoman, Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre. The decision to drop the complaints was previously reported by Agence France-Presse.

Kerviel has appealed the Oct. 24 decision to the Cour de Cassation, allowing him to remain free in the meantime.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.