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Ex-UBS Worker Tried To Use 'Newbie' Excuse, FCA Tells Jury

Law360, London (November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM GMT) -- A former UBS Group AG compliance officer accused of passing inside information to her day-trader friend told Financial Conduct Authority investigators she frequently accessed the investment bank's internal databases to educate herself because she was a "newbie" in the role, a London jury heard Monday.

Fabiana Abdel-Malek, who worked in UBS' London office after joining the bank as a graduate in 2007, is alleged to have repeatedly searched the bank's so-called global list system to find sensitive information on five potential takeover deals the bank was working on and improperly imparted the details to her friend Walid Choucair.

John McGuinness QC,...

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