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Libyan Defendant Can't Get SFO Docs In JPMorgan Bribe Suit

Law360, London (March 15, 2019, 8:09 PM GMT) -- A Libyan businessman being sued alongside a unit of JPMorgan by Libya's sovereign wealth fund over an alleged $6 million bribe lost a motion Friday to get documents from the Serious Fraud Office linked to a 2008 probe into his activities.

Walid Al-Giahmi claimed the information from the SFO would help prove the Libyan Investment Authority knew about his involvement in a bond agreement issued by now-JPMorgan Chase & Co. unit Bear Stearns before 2012, which would mean the wealth fund's suit against him was filed too late under the statute of limitations.

But Judge Robin Knowles told the High Court...

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