TOP BARCLAYS BANKERS Set for trial over Qatar payments


Three former senior bankers at Barclays are set to appear in court charged with criminal offences over the bank’s relationship with Qatar during the 2008 financial crisis.

The charges – which follow a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation that dates back to 2012 – relate to payments made by Barclays to Qatar, in return for cash that helped the bank stay solvent during the height of the crisis.

Roger Jenkins, Richard Boath, and Tom Kalaris are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and fraud by false representation

They all deny the charges, which carries a 10-year maximum sentence.