Ex-HSBC Banker Mounts New Challenge To Fraud Conviction

Law360 (September 1, 2020, 10:45 PM EDT) -- Former HSBC executive Mark Johnson told the Second Circuit on Monday that newly decided caselaw on jury instructions should trigger another look at his conviction on wire fraud, which the appeals court upheld last summer.

The former global head of HSBC's forex cash trading, who was found guilty in 2017 of wire fraud and conspiracy, is mounting a new challenge to his conviction. (iStock) Johnson, a Brit and former global head of HSBC's forex cash trading, was convicted in 2017 of wire fraud and conspiracy for what prosecutors described as a scheme to defraud HSBC client Cairn Energy PLC in a...

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