Barclays ‘Cartel’ Trader’s Incriminating Chats Were Bravado

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  • 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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