Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel this afternoon lost his appeal against a three-year prison sentence for a rogue trading scandal that lost the bank €4.9bn (£3.05bn).
A Paris court ruled that the ex-trader was responsible for the loss, and that he must repay the bank the billions that he lost.
“Jerome Kerviel was the sole creator, inventor and user of a fraudulent system that caused these damages to Societe Generale,” the ruling said.
Kerviel’s sentence is for five years in jail, although two are suspended.
City A.M. Reporter