Five Ex-Barclays Traders Plead Not Guilty to Libor Manipulation

  • Third U.K. trial of bankers and brokers accused of rigging
  • Traders appear in court as jury selection begins in London

Five former traders at Barclays Plc pleaded not guilty to manipulating the U.S. dollar London interbank offered rate ahead of a U.K. trial.

Jonathan Mathew, Stylianos Contogoulas, Ryan Reich, Alex Pabon and Jay Merchant denied the charges on Monday morning. The jury is being chosen for a trial scheduled to start this week and to last for four months.

It’s the third trial in the U.K. of bankers and brokers accused of rigging benchmark interest rates linked to trillions of dollars in contracts worldwide.

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