Barclays contests FCA's conclusions about corruption in Qatari rescue deal.

Guardian: “Barclays is contesting the findings of an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority into its fundraising at the height of the banking crisis five years ago.” “The bank, which is also being investigated alongside the four employees, refused to reveal the conclusions reached by the City regulator but said it was contesting them. The regulator has not yet issued a formal warning notice, which would outline more details of its case, but the completion of the preliminary investigation comes as the bank prepares to draw up a prospectus asking investors to back a £6bn cash call vital to plug a £12.8bn capital shortfall.”
….”The City regulator’s investigation was later followed by other authorities. In August last year, the Serious Fraud Office also began an investigation into the matter while in October the US regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission and the justice department launched an investigation to establish if there were any breaches of the US foreign corrupt practices act.”