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PPI Claim News - 1/7/2010

Bank claim: UK rogue trader gets prison sentence

A British rogue trader who lost his firm around £2.5 million has been sentenced to a two-and-a-half year prison sentence.

Jonathan Bunn, a former city trader with Lewis Charles Securities (LCS), engaged in a series of unauthorised trades before attempting to cover them up with forged paperwork.

Mr Bunn was an inter-dealer who agreed to sell shares in HSBC despite not owning them, hoping to then buy them at a cheaper price after the sale.

He forged a number of purchase slips which claimed he had found a buyer for shares, as he was unable to sell stock without this confirmation.

The continued trading meant he eventually agreed to sell 6.95 million HSBC shares he did not earn, costing the firm over £2.5 million as they were forced to purchase the stock.

It is believed he may have been trying to cover his gambling addiction which left him owing £60,000 to an online spread-betting website.

Posted by Samantha Clarke

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