Kerviel lawyer says to appeal court verdict

PARIS Tue Oct 5, 2010 5:28am EDT

PARIS (Reuters) - The lawyer representing Jerome Kerviel said on Tuesday that he would appeal a Paris court's decision to sentence the former Societe Generale trader to five years in prison.

The judgment was "senseless" and the sentence was "extraordinary," Olivier Metzner told journalists after the court had heard the ruling.

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(Reporting by Matthieu Protard; Editing by James Regan)

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