Ex-Deutsche, Merrill Traders Claim DOJ Misconduct

Law360 (February 26, 2020, 4:33 PM EST) -- Former traders at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch have raised concerns that the U.S. Department of Justice's Fraud Section abused their rights by using a request for evidence from the U.K. as a pretext to get more time to charge them with spoofing.

Former Deutsche Bank traders James Vorley and Cedric Chanu and ex-Merrill Lynch traders John Pacilio and Edward Bases stand accused of deceptive trading on the precious metals markets. On Tuesday, the traders filed motions asking the judges overseeing their cases to force prosecutors to hand over documents related to a 2016 request for evidence from the U.K....

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