Jerome Kerviel sought the suspension of a French trial into whether he is responsible for Societe Generale's $5.3bn trading loss eight years ago until a criminal court rules on the convicted rogue trader’s bid for a retrial.
The tribunal said it would decide January 29 on whether to delay the case. In separate proceedings, Koubbi asked for a new criminal trial and France’s court of review and reassessment is set to rule on the matter on March 21.
'After that, if he’s deemed guilty - because that’s the order in which things are meant to go in such cases - the justice system will be able to decide whether there are damages', Koubbi said in reference to Societe Generale’s trading losses.
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