'Rogue trader' Kweku Adoboli tagged and freed on bail

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The City trader accused of Britain’s biggest bank fraud was granted bail today.

Ghanaian-born Kweku Adoboli, 31, is likely to be freed from jail after the weekend with an electronic tag. He will be under curfew and must live at a specific London address.

The details were agreed before a judge in chambers at Southwark crown court.

Adoboli’s solicitor Tim Harris, of Bark & Co said his client was delighted and “very emotional”.

A spokesman said: "Kweku Adoboli is delighted he has been granted bail. He is now free to work on the case with his legal team and is looking forward to defending himself."

The former employee of Swiss bank UBS, accused of being a £1.3 billion “rogue trader”, denies two charges of false accounting, dating as far back as 2008, and two counts of fraud between January and September last year.

A provisional trial date has been set for September 3 and the case is expected to last for eight weeks.

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'Rogue trader' Kweku Adoboli tagged and freed on bail

  1. 1. London, UK: NEWS
  2. 2.  The City trader accused of Britain’s biggest bank fraud was granted bail today. Ghanaian-born Kweku Adoboli, 31, is likely to be freed from jail after the weekend with an electronic tag. He will be under curfew and must live at a specific London address.
  3. 3.  The details were agreed before a judge in chambers at Southwark crown court. Adoboli’s solicitor Tim Harris, of Bark & Co said his client was delighted and “very emotional”. A spokesman said: "Kweku Adoboli is delighted he has been granted bail. He is now free to work on the case with his legal team and is looking forward to defending himself.“
  4. 4.  The former employee of Swiss bank UBS, accused of being a £1.3 billion “rogue trader”, denies two charges of false accounting, dating as far back as 2008, and two counts of fraud between January and September last year. A provisional trial date has been set for September 3 and the case is expected to last for eight weeks.

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