Jerome Kerviel
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Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel awaits verdict

A French court is due to announce its verdict in the case of former Societe Generale bank trader Jerome Kerviel.

Mr Kerviel stood trial earlier this year over allegations that he bet 50bn euros ($69bn; £43bn) of SocGen's money without the bank's knowledge.

The bank claimed his actions cost it about 5bn euros.

The BBC's Hugh Scofield reports.

  • 05 Oct 2010