Ex–JPMorgan Trader Arrested

    U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara points to a chart during a news conference announcing the unsealing of charges against two derivative traders Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout in New York August 14, 2013. The two former JPMorgan Chase & Co employees are facing criminal charges related to the trading scandal that cost the bank $6.2 billion last year , but the trader  who earned the nickname "the London Whale" and was at first closely tied to the scandal is not one of them. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton(UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS)

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    Looking for someplace to go to flee extradition? France and Spain are apparently lovely every time of year. Spanish police arrested former JPMorgan trader Javier Martin-Artajo, and the Spaniard faces possible extradition to the U.S. Earlier this month Martin-Artajo was charged, along with a former colleague, Frenchman Julien Grout, with wire fraud, conspiracy, and falsifying records in an attempt to cover up over $6.2 billion in trading losses incurred by trader Bruno Iksil, who made oversize bets on credit derivatives that earned him the nickname the London Whale. Martin-Artajo’s case has been handed over to Spain’s High Court, which decides on extradition requests, but sources close to both charged men claim it isn’t likely for either.

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