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Barclays Cartel Trader Told ‘Life Isn’t Fair’ Before Firing

  • Ashton says he was fired unfairly after whistleblowing
  • Trader shared confidential information with rivals, bank says
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A Barclays Plc trader fired amid the foreign-exchange market manipulation scandal told a London court that a senior bank executive said “life isn’t fair” before firing him.

Justin Bull, the bank’s former chief operating officer, mocked Chris Ashton during his April 2015 disciplinary hearing, Ashton said in a witness statement made public Tuesday. During the hearing, Ashton said it was unfair to apply rules made in the wake of the scandal to his conduct in 2012.