Bloomberg News reports that Bittar, who was 'massive in the market' sounded Hayes out about a position in 2009 when he found out the trader was considering moving to Citigroup, Hayes said in an interview with the Serious Fraud Office.
Extracts of the interview were read to jurors by a prosecutor at Hayes’s trial Wednesday.
Hayes didn’t know Bittar well. In the end, Hayes turned Bittar down because he had already agreed to join Citigroup, according to the interview. Hayes joined the U.S. bank in December 2009.
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