Three former London-based traders pleaded not guilty on Monday to US charges they conspired to rig prices in the roughly US$5 trillion foreign exchange market.
Chris Ashton, Rohan Ramchandani and Richard Usher, who worked at Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co, respectively, entered their pleas through their lawyers before US District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan.
Bail has been set at US$200,000 for Ashton, US$1 million for Ramchandani and US$650,000 for Usher, each partially secured by cash. The defendants plan to jointly seek dismissal of the case.
The case followed worldwide probes that resulted in approximately US$10 billion in fines for several large banks, and the firing of dozens of traders.
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