Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday after he was convicted of fraud for actions that caused the Swiss bank to lose $2.3 billion. During his trial, Adoboli, 32, argued that his aim was to generate profit for the bank, but the prosecution described him as a "gambler" who sidestepped rules as he saw fit. The verdict comes more than a year after Adoboli was arrested at the London offices of UBS after confessing in an email that he faked trades for years.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- The case for voting (even if America is a corrupt plutocracy rigged by the rich)
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators
- Why the Supreme Court is allowing Texas to hold an unconstitutional election
Subscribe to the Week