Barclays case discharged because Qatar involved?

8 April, 2019


Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

In January, Justice Jay said if the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) prosecution case proves to be correct, the Qatari entities involved would have to be viewed as also being guilty of dishonesty.

“A sham is an agreement that does not mean what it says,” he said, adding that such an arrangement “requires two parties”.

“The logic of the SFO’s case is that these defendants are dishonest. That means that one or more individuals connected with the Qatari entity must be guilty in the same sense,” he told jurors. “There’s no getting around that.”

Southwark crown court in London also heard that the SFO had not investigated the Qatari sovereign wealth fund, Qatar Holdings

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