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Ex-JPMorgan Metals Trader Seeks Separate Trial in Spoofing Case

May 27, 2020, 5:11 PM

A former executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. charged with conspiring to manipulate precious-metals futures wants to be tried separately from three-ex colleagues he’s accused of working with.

Christopher Jordan, who left his role on the bank’s precious metals trading desk in 2009, asked a Chicago federal judge Tuesday for his own jury trial, citing concerns about unfair treatment if tried alongside others.

Separating the cases would ensure that Jordan gets a fair trial “given the complexity of the charges in this case and the disparity in evidence” between himself and his co-defendants, according to a memo in support of ...