Psychic sees a “black future” for rogue trader

While the entire banking profession has taken a serious popularity hit during the recent downturn, few have been quite so vilified as Jerome Kerviel.

That’s perhaps not surprising since the French trader gambled away a whopping £3.5 billion on the markets while working for the Societe Generale bank. When the extent of his losses became known, he was arrested and is now standing trial in Paris.

Now evidence in court documents shows that as his world collapsed around him Kerviel turned to a psychic to discover what his future might hold, asking his brother to find him the number of a telephone medium.

Apparently though, the psychic reading didn’t go too well for the ex-banker, with the psychic predicting he can look forward to a lengthy prison spell and a “black future”. If convicted, Kerviel faces three years in jail and a £300,000 fine.

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