FX Cartel defence seeks mistrial after Gardiner’s testimony

Counsels claim “highly prejudicial” line of questioning from US has created “irreparable prejudice”

Perspective: defence lawyers argue co-operating witness Matthew Gardiner’s testimony is “highly prejudicial”

Defence counsels in the ongoing criminal price-fixing case against three former UK currency traders are asking for a mistrial, following what they believe has been prejudicial testimony from a key government witness.

The October 17 letter motion follows the defence’s objection to a line of questioning that US attorney Carrie Syme posed to co-operating witness Matthew Gardiner earlier in the day.

At issue are questions surrounding actions taken by banks against several former currency traders

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