Ex-Barclays CEO Staley Fined $2.2M Over Epstein Ties

Staley’s household as soon as flew on Epstein’s personal aircraft, which the CEO later revealed to senior Barclays workers

  • Staley had detailed discussions with Epstein about his appointment at Barclays, together with data he described as “very confidential”
  • Between July 2008 and October 2015, Epstein and Staley exchanged greater than 1,700 emails, together with one despatched three days earlier than Staley was named as Barclays CEO.
  • Staley has stated his relationship with Epstein “started to taper off as I left JPM and phone turned a lot much less frequent in 2013, 2014,” earlier than ending in 2015.

“It’s proper to stop him from holding a senior place within the monetary companies trade if we can’t depend on him to behave with integrity by disclosing uncomfortable truths about his shut private relationship with Mr. Epstein,” Therese Chambers, joint government director of enforcement and market oversight on the FCA, stated in a press release on Thursday.

Barclays disclosed information of the regulators’ probe to buyers in February 2020, however Staley was allowed to proceed in his position till November 2021, when the financial institution was made conscious of the FCA’s preliminary conclusions.

U.S. Actions

Thursday’s choice by UK regulators comes weeks after separate authorized motion over Epstein’s banking relationships wrapped up within the U.S.

JPMorgan reached settlements with Staley and the U.S. Virgin Islands in September, having agreed to pay $290 million to settle one other lawsuit filed by an unnamed Epstein sufferer in June.

The Financial institution of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority stated in a separate assertion it supported the FCA’s choice. “It’s crucial that senior managers act with integrity and are open and cooperative with the regulators,” a PRA spokesperson stated.

In 2008, Epstein was convicted of procuring a minor for prostitution by a Florida state court docket, and was arrested once more in July 2019 on federal fees referring to, amongst different issues, the intercourse trafficking of minors. The FCA “made no findings that Mr. Staley noticed, or was conscious of, any of Mr. Epstein’s alleged crimes.”

(Picture of Jes Staley: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

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