Ex-Mizuho banker's lovers acquitted of insider dealing in UK
Japan Today -- Nov 16
Two former girlfriends of ex-Mizuho International banker Thomas Ammann who traded on his tips and shared the profits with him, were found innocent of insider dealing on Thursday.
Jessica Mang, a 30-year old chiropractor from Surrey in southern England, and 44-year old Christina Weckwerth were acquitted of one count of insider dealing each after a trial at Southwark Crown Court in London, the Financial Services Authority said in a statement on Thursday.
Mizuho International is part of the Mizuho Financial Group.
The FSA said it makes no criticism of Mizuho International plc. A Mizuho spokesperson said: "The FSA has not expressed any concern about Mizuho International or its systems and controls".
During the month-long trial, it emerged that each woman believed that the ex-banker was their boyfriend and was unaware of the other's existence.
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