Barclays ‘Cartel’ Trader’s Incriminating Chats Were BravadoBy
Ashton accusing bank of unfairly firing him after his warnings
Jokes, cartel references part of trading floor banter, he says
Former Barclays trader Chris Ashton told his supervisors that comments he made in electronic chat groups that led to his firing were "pure bravado,” the executive who chaired his disciplinary hearing told a London court Wednesday.
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