MPs call for fresh Kerviel-SocGen probe and retrial

MPs of Right and Left call for a retrial of trader Jérôme Kerviel after Mediapart's disclosure of new evidence implicating SocGen bank.

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Several French MPs on Monday demanded a reopening of the investigation into the 4.9 billion euros of losses from speculative trading incurred by the Société Générale bank in 2008, after Mediapart cited a statement given by a senior police officer involved in the case who said she was convinced by evidence and the bank’s behaviour that so-called ‘rogue trader’ Jérôme Kerviel was wrongly designated as being entirely responsible for the scandal.