'My primary driver in everything that I did was about doing a really good job'.
Tom Hayes, the British trader on trial in London on Libor interest rate rigging charges, just wanted to do a 'really good job', according to evidence presented to a London court on Wednesday.
Reuters reports that the former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader is charged by Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud between August 2006 and September 2010, a criminal offence that carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years.
In transcripts of a 2013 interview with SFO investigators, Hayes was quoted as saying: 'My primary driver in everything that I did was about doing a really good job'.
Hayes, 35, has pleaded not guilty and is expected to lay out his defence later in a trial scheduled to last well into August.
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