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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

21 Feb 2018

Law firm Baker McKenzie reviews response to sexual assault allegation

LONDON The London branch of global law firm Baker Mckenzie said on Wednesday it had appointed an external legal team to review how it had responded to an employee's allegation that she had been sexually assaulted by one of the firm's partners.

12 Feb 2018

UK's SFO extends charges over Qatar loan in Barclays legal blow

LONDON Britain's Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays' operating subsidiary with giving Qatari investors an illegal loan which was then used to prop up its shares during the banking crisis, deepening the lender's legal difficulties.

08 Feb 2018

Loan shark faces jail in Britain

LONDON A money lender faces up to two years in jail in Britain after being found guilty of illegally preying on often vulnerable people by threatening to take away their homes if they failed to repay debts, in the first such case brought by the regulator.

01 Feb 2018

UK fraud prosecutor combs through cases for signs of 'unexplained wealth'

LONDON Britain's leading fraud prosecutor says he is combing through his case load to detect signs that criminals are using the country to hide illicit wealth, as new powers come into effect that allow authorities to seize the proceeds of "dirty money".

18 Jan 2018

British defence specialist Chemring faces corruption inquiry

LONDON British prosecutors said on Wednesday they had opened a bribery, corruption and money laundering investigation into defence specialist Chemring Group Plc , one of its subsidiaries and individuals associated with the businesses.

11 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Unregulated British firm draws Asian investors

LONDON/ABU DHABI Financial.org, a UK company that describes itself as an education business and sponsors a Formula One team, is managing hundreds of thousands of dollars for Asian investors even though it is not licensed to engage in financial transactions, according to 17 people who say they have invested through the firm.

08 Jan 2018

UK financial watchdog bans, fines ex-RBS Libor trader

LONDON Britain's financial watchdog fined ex-Royal Bank of Scotland trader Neil Danziger 250,000 pounds ($338,000) on Monday and barred him from working in financial services.

02 Jan 2018

Former UBS Libor trader in court to challenge FCA ban

LONDON A former junior UBS trader, who is challenging a plan by Britain's regulator to ban him from financial services over Libor-related conduct, is alleging in a London court this week that his actions were sanctioned and mandated by managers.

14 Dec 2017

Former FSA chief Sants denies pressurising Lloyds over HBOS

LONDON Britain's markets regulator did not shepherd Lloyds Banking Group towards buying struggling peer HBOS during the financial crisis in 2008 although it supported the deal, its former chief executive told London's High Court on Thursday.

13 Dec 2017

SFO head sees cross-border cooperation surviving Brexit

LONDON The outgoing head of Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Wednesday the agency had provided the government with Brexit impact assessments and was confident all parties recognised the importance of cross-border criminal justice cooperation.

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