Lawyers divided on Johnson’s Supreme Court prospects


US lawyers are split over whether the Supreme Court might take up an appeal by former HSBC foreign exchange trader Mark Johnson against his long-running fraud case.

The former global head of FX cash trading at the UK bank filed a petition to the US’s highest court in June to reconsider a fraud conviction relating to a $3.5 billion spot trade between HSBC and Cairn Energy.

The original conviction in a New York court in 2017 was based on a breach of mail and wire fraud statutes and was upheld by

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