Report - Ex-Citi trader described as abusive, with a 'god syndrome'

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Six brokers accused of helping former UBS Group AG trader Tom Hayes rig benchmark rates used a range of excuses during questioning by prosecutors, including blaming colleagues and not knowing what Libor meant.

Bloomberg News reports that the responses were summarized for jurors by prosecutors for the U.K. Serious Fraud Office on the sixth day of a criminal trial in London.

One former Tullett Prebon trader, Noel Cryan, said that he watched Hayes change from a shy, awkward rookie to an abusive trader with a 'god syndrome'.

The men, who worked for ICAP, RP Martin and Tullett, are charged with participating in a conspiracy to rig the London interbank offered rate, the benchmark used to value more than $350 trillion of loans and securities.

Hayes, who worked at Citigroup after UBS, was the first person convicted of charges related to the rate.

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