October 18th, 2013

LIBOR Media Advisory Note: Strictly Not For Publication

From the Attorney General’s Office:

Media Advisory Note: strictly not for publication
17 October 2013

Current LIBOR trials

Former Citigroup and UBS Trader Tom Hayes has been charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud. These charges arise from the on-going LIBOR investigation. A Plea and Case Management Hearing is listed for the 21st October at Southwark Crown Court. Two other defendants charged with LIBOR related offences, Terry Farr and James Gilmour, will also be appearing on that date.

Editors and publishers are reminded of their responsibilities under the Contempt of Court Act 1981.The Attorney General is conscious that this case will be of particular interest to City and financial journalists who may be less familiar with the law of contempt then colleagues who more regularly report on the criminal courts. The Attorney General asks that editors and publishers take steps to ensure all online and hard copy editions of their publications avoid any commentary or reporting which may pose a risk of breaching the Contempt of Court Act.

In particular, the Attorney General draws attention to the risks in publishing material that asserts or assumes, expressly or implicitly, the guilt of an accused person or that otherwise interferes with the administration of justice in this case – such as by pre-empting the decision of the trial Judge or Judges as to the evidence to be called before the jury.

Editors and publishers should take legal advice to ensure they are in a position to fully comply with the obligations they are subject to under the Contempt of Court Act 1981.

Ironically you can read the names that the Wall Street Journal were forced to pull from their website by a Court Order in the bastion of freedom that is China. They are in the print edition of the WSJ Asia Edition..


  1. 1
    Someone says:

    The Attorney General might like to spend a bit of time on finding out why Andy Burnham is still at large.

  2. 2
    REDACTED says:


  3. 3
    Denis says:

    Does this mean Geedo is going to prison?

  4. 4
    I hate the McCunts says:

    “The Attorney General asks that editors and publishers take steps to ensure all online and hard copy editions of their publications avoid any commentary or reporting which may pose a risk of breaching the Contempt of Court Act.”

    Agreed. Let’s talk about the fucking annoying McC-unts instead.

  5. 5
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Tom Hayes,Terry Farr and James Gilmour and named in the injunction.

    BUT WHO ELSE IS (that’s who reporting is restricted on)?

  6. 6
    Kevin Webster says:

    Why is the UK government protecting Bankers when at the same time allowing the names of half the Cast of Coronation street to be published?

  7. 7
    The Internet says:

    I googled those but all I found were a load of hunts

  8. 8
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    █████████████ ██████ ██████ █ ███████

    ██████ ██████ ███ ██████████ .

    Clearly, I had no knowledge of this during all the time I was Gordon Brown’s Groom of the Stool.

  9. 9

    Gloria in excelsis Piero

    Found them!

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  10. 10
    The Internet says:

    She was 15. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  11. 11
    Rolf Harris says:

    Is it too late to protect my name?

  12. 12
    Roy says:

    How about if I tell another joke, about golliwogs on Robinson’s jam jars from the 1960s, to distract attention from LIBOR fraud?

  13. 13

    Nah! She’s revealing nothing except two dollar signs. Don’t be so prudish. Edwardian days passed decades ago.

  14. 14
    Miss Fawkes age 6 says:

    Daddy gets all the bum action he can handle on the outside, thanks very much.

  15. 15
    One in a 3.5 Billion says:

    It’s only a pair of tits. There are 3.559 billion of them, and rising.

  16. 16
    If at all possible says:

    Any chance of her arse. I’d like to see it too

  17. 17
    Lord Stansted says:

    Could it be that the Crown wants defendants to seek anonymity. because there may be someone unkown “out there” who could supply evidence for the Defence?

  18. 18
    Rev I M Jolly says:

    Verily, it is easier for a moneylender to pass through the eye of fish, than for a camel to.

  19. 19
    Lord Stansted says:

    gloria-d e-piero?

  20. 20

    [3.5 billion x 2 – kids] probably comes to 5bn plus. More than I can cope with.

  21. 21
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    Royal Mail shares hit a fiver.


  22. 22

    Iain Dale calls Chris Bryant a big man…

  23. 23

    And the fuckers will still strike!

  24. 24
    Postman Pat says:

    Anyone want a Black and white cat? I’m getting a pedigree Persian now.

  25. 25
  26. 26
    Mindbleach says:

    Mandingo from the valleys?

  27. 27
    David Camerön says:

    Can it wait tables?

  28. 28
    Great British Public says:


  29. 29
    Gordon says:

    It was the right thing to do.

  30. 30
    Plod McPleb says:

    We want to talk about someone who called us names.

    Sticks and stones may break our bones but we don’t get any compo for name calling. Yet.

  31. 31
    fernandos pants says:

    Lucky Chris, i wonder if he’ll reciprocate….”and i love your silky balls, Ian”.

  32. 32
    Brighton Beach says:

    That is a metaphore for someone he wouldn’t attack on a seafront without provocation.

  33. 33
    Bill D'Sarse says:

    Patience. All things come to he who waits.

  34. 34
    Iain Dale says:

    Luckily I don’t have a gag reflex.

  35. 35
    Coward watch says:

    Would he wrestle him to the ground?

  36. 36
    The Internet says:


  37. 37
    Maximus says:

    WTF. There were only three little conspirators???

  38. 38
    Someone old enough to know better. says:


  39. 39
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    They are not mentioning the I’CAP dimension in that letter. I’CAP are quite large donors to Conservatives (via M’ichael S’pencer).

    The ICAP brokers involved would perhaps give leads to others by implication.

    Any Labour donors being obfuscated ?

  40. 40
    Sally Bercow says:

    Why is ██████████ trending? *innocent face*

  41. 41
    Big Bang says:

    The maximum they will have to do is 19 years.

    All life on earth (well big life) is going to be destroyed in 2032


  42. 42

    Am leading WSJ Asia light now:


  43. 43
    ██████████ says:

    It was just resting in my account.

  44. 44
    Lunar Tik says:

    Vote UKIP and get us out of the Earth.

  45. 45
    Podiceps says:


  46. 46
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    The big rub is, any credit product sold during the period in which it can be proved that L’IBOR rigging took place is fraudulent and void.

    This is being argued against in the UK in some test cases, such as G’uardian C’are Homes vs B’arclays :


    Globally this is a much bigger problem for the banks.

  47. 47
    Maximus says:

    manager? maniac? Mancunian? mandrake? maness? mangel-wurzel? manikin. Got to be manikin. What a fairy.

  48. 48

    Note to Readers
    The article “U.K. Expected to Name Alleged Co-Conspirators in Libor Scandal,” which was published on Oct. 17, has been removed…
    13 Hours ago MARKETS
    Save This

    Lord Libor Was Promised Curry: Highlights From the ICAP Libor Case
    The Libor Scandal has a new set of embarrassingly blatant instant messages and emails between top players.
    09/25/13 MONEYBEAT

  49. 49
  50. 50
    Super Growing Fragrant Ever-Greedy Big Buddha Bank of Kowloon says:


  51. 51
    Jubilee says:

    So all debts are off.

  52. 52
    a piece of crumpled A4 says:

    any idea how they spot these things if they are non-reflective ?

  53. 53
    albacore says:

    Ain’t the law supposed to be all precision?
    That there order don’t arf invite derision
    Beaks that can’t distinguish between “then” and “than”
    Need to be replaced by some bumbler that can
    And when it comes to splitting infinitives
    That Dickens jibe, “The law is a ass” still lives

  54. 54
    Mr Greene,138 Arcacia Avenue, Ronaldswick, h says:

    Dear spooks at the spycentre in Cheltenham
    Just to let you know, I didn’t read this post.

  55. 55
    M'Learned Friend says:

    Probably. I hope he has remembered to buy a new toothbrush …

  56. 56
  57. 57
    Timmytour says:

    “In particular, the Attorney General draws attention to the risks in publishing material that asserts or assumes, expressly or implicitly, the guilt of an accused person or that otherwise interferes with the administration of justice in this case”

    That would have made Ed Miliband’s comments at a PMQ very interesting if Andrew Mitchell had ended up being prosecuted….I wonder if he’d use parliamentary privilege to name those involved in the Libor scandal…bankers and at all levels ….who deserve to be named and shamed?

  58. 58
    Purlin Plains says:

  59. 59
    Why the silence on this ? says:

    There is no ban on reporting the progress of a criminal trial, it happens all the time.

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