Ex-HSBC Trader Convicted of Wire Fraud, Running Up Client Fees

A former HSBC trader was convicted on conspiracy and wire fraud charges for intentionally driving up client fees. The ex-trader, Mark Johnson of the United Kingdom, faces up to 20 years in federal prison. In particular, a client was charged an extra $8 million on a $3.5 billion deal. Johnson was arrested in July 2016 at JFK International Airport in New York as he was about to board a flight out of the U.S.