FILE PHOTO: Barclays Plc Chief Executive John Varley makes his way from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford/File Photo

Barclays and four former executives will appear in a London court for the first time on Monday to face allegations they conspired to commit fraud over a 2008 bank capital raising with Qatari investors at the height of the financial crisis.
Former chief executive John Varley, former chairman of investment banking for the Middle East Roger Jenkins, ex-wealth chief Thomas Kalaris and Richard Boath, former European head of the bank’s financial institutions group, will appear alongside the bank, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The hearing, which will discuss bail terms and future court dates, is the first time the group will be seen in public together since the charges were filed in June.
The men are the most senior UK banking executives to face criminal action since the financial crisis, which sent banks scrambling to raise funds to cover billions in losses. The Serious Fraud Office case relates to £322m in fees Barclays paid …
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