Pending Criminal Division Cases

United States v. Paul Robson, et al.
Court Docket No. 1:14-cr-00272 (S.D. New York)

Case Updates

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl St., New York, NY 10007-1312.


UPDATE – On December 8, 2017, the Second Circuit issued a mandate reversing the convictions of Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti and dismissing the indictment.


On March 9, 2017, Takayuki Yagami was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release, without physical supervision, for his June 2014 guilty plea. (Yagami’s Judgment)


On February 22, 2017, Lee Stewart was sentenced to time served, followed by 2 years of supervised release for his March 2015 guilty plea. (Stewart’s Judgment)


On January 26, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral argument on an appeal by Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti, who were both sentenced in March 2016.


November 9, 2016, Paul Thompson was sentenced to 3 months in prison for his July 2016 guilty plea. (Thompson’s Judgment). November 11, 2016, Paul Robson was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release for his August 2014 guilty plea. (Robson’s Judgment)


On July 7, 2016, Paul Thompson, a derivatives trader who worked as Rabobank’s Head of Derivatives Trading for Northeast Asia, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud charged in a June 2015 superseding indictment.


On March 10, 2016, Anthony Allen, 44, of Hertsfordshire, England, the bank’s former global head of liquidity and finance in London, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York. On March 11, 2016 Anthony Conti, 46, of Essex, England, a former senior trader on the bank’s money markets desk in London, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison. For more information, please see the court’s judgments as to Allen and Conti and the related Press Release.


On February 11, 2016, the district court denied defendants Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti’s Kastigar motion in its entirety. Allen and Conti were convicted in November 2015, following a three-week jury trial, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and several substantive counts of wire fraud.


On November 5, 2015, Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti were convicted in a jury trial. Anthony Allen was found guilty one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and eighteen counts of wire fraud. Anthony Conti was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and eight counts of wire fraud. For more information, please see the Jury Verdict and Press Release.


On March 23, 2015, Lee Stewart, of London pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud. Sentencing has been set for Lee Stewart on June 9, 2017, at 4:00 PM at the above listed location. For more information, please see Stewart’s Plea Agreement and related Press Release.


On March 20, 2015, Anthony Allen, the Global Head of Liquidity and Finance at Rabobank’s London desk, made his initial appearance and was arraigned. He pleaded not guilty to a superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud and eighteen substantive counts of wire fraud filed in an October 2014 superseding indictment. Allen is the first defendant charged in the LIBOR cases to waive extradition and be arraigned with the intention of contesting the charges.


On August 18, 2014, Paul Robson, a former rate setter and senior trader at Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (Rabobank) pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud charged in an April 2014 indictment.


On June 10, 2014, Takayuki Yagami pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. For more information, please see the issued Press Release.


For information about the charges in this case, please click here.


Because of the court’s schedule, hearing dates could change on very short notice. If you plan on attending, you may want to contact the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov.

 

Updated May 8, 2018

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