LONDON Feb 17 Britain's fraud agency has
started criminal proceedings against three former bankers of
Britain's Barclays Plc for the alleged manipulation of
Libor interest rates, it said on Monday.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said criminal proceedings had
started against Peter Charles Johnson, Jonathan James Mathew and
Stylianos Contogoulas, alleging they conspired to defraud
between June 2005 and August 2007.
Barclays paid $450 million in July 2012 to settle charges it
had manipulated Libor interest rates, and several more banks
have followed and regulators continue to investigate the