Charges against Barclays over its 2008 Qatari rescue deal have been dismissed

FILE PHOTO: A Barclays bank office is seen at Canary Wharf in London Thomson Reuters

LONDON — Charges brought against Barclays by British authorities into dealings between the bank and the middle-eastern nation of Qatar during the financial crisis have been dismissed by a judge, it was confirmed on Monday.

“Barclays announces that the Crown Court has today dismissed all charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) against Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC regarding matters which arose in the context of Barclays’ capital raisings in 2008,” the bank said in a statement.

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office investigated the bank in relation to a £4.

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