Johnson seeks US Supreme Court hearing

Ex-HSBC trader would not have been convicted in civil case, petition argues

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Mark Johnson was sentenced in April 2018 to 24 months in prison and a $300,000 fine
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Mark Johnson, the former global head of foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC, is hoping to take his years-long legal battle with US prosecutors to the Supreme Court.

Johnson filed a petition on June 19, asking for the nation’s highest court to revisit his fraud conviction for a $3.5 billion FX trade between HSBC and UK oil and gas firm Cairn Energy. In September last year, an appeal court upheld the original ruling.

Alexandra Shapiro, an attorney at the law firm Shapiro Arato Bach, is

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