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Fængselsstraffe truer i rentesag

Den amerikanske del af efterforskningen af Libor-renten kigger nu på overtrædelser af en handelslov, der kan resultere i fængselstraffe. (ENG).

The US investigation into alleged manipulation of interbank lending rates is focusing on possible violations of a commodities law that has previously been used to send financial executives to prison.

According to people familiar with the probe into the setting of London and Tokyo interbank offered rates, US authorities are modelling their investigation on an earlier prosecution of three energy companies for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, which resulted in criminal settlements and prison terms of up to 14 years. Under the act, it is illegal to transmit a false report that would affect the price of a commodity.

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