Navinder Singh Sarao will never rank among the most notorious inmates of HM Prison Wandsworth.
Today Nav Sarao sits in a 10-foot-by-six-foot cell at Wandsworth, considered one of the worst prisons in Britain, accused of an altogether different sort of crime: helping to wipe more than $1tril off financial markets five years ago.
At 'Wanno,' a forbidding Dickensian fortress south of the River Thames, time moves to the same monotonous rhythm: the jangle of guards’ keys at 6:30 a.m.; yard exercise at 8 a.m.; dinner at 4:30 p.m.; lockdown by 8 p.m.
Until one morning in late April, virtually no one in the great investment houses of the City had ever heard of Sarao. But then Scotland Yard arrived in Hounslow, on the western fringes of London. What happened next stunned everyone.
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