Barclays puts a stop to £22 million of bonus payments to ex-CEO and Jeffrey Epstein associate Jes Staley as investigation continues; meanwhile frozen-out Barclays customer Ghislaine Maxwell’s mum’s former Belgravia home faces the wrecking ball
With the bank declaring it had “exercised its discretion” to suspend share payouts related to his deferred bonus and long-term incentive plan “pending further developments in respect of the regulatory and legal proceedings related to the ongoing FCA and [Prudential Regulation Authority] investigation regarding Mr Staley,” the Boston born fat cat will now no doubt be regretting his decision to communicate with Epstein using codewords still to be deciphered including “snow white.”
Staley – who reportedly last met with Epstein along with his wife Debbie when they sailed to ‘Paedo Island’ Little St James in 2015 and whom also visited the sex mad monster whilst he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2009 – continues to claim his innocence and is continuing with his plans to challenge the investigation’s findings.
Meanwhile, in other news, it’s finally D-day for the former Belgravia home of mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s late mother, Dr Elisabeth Maxwell-Meynard (AKA ‘Betty Maxwell’). Dr Maxwell – whose daughter had her Barclays account frozen a day after £130,000 ($174,000, €155,000 or درهم640,000) was deposited in it by the buyer of her Kinnerton Street mews house in February 2021 – lived in Lockmore House, Cundy Street in the wake of her husband’s death and exposure as a crook.
Lockmore House and its neighbours – which at one-time counted the Duchess of Cornwall, Baroness Boothroyd and Patricia Routledge as residents – is being razed to the ground by the new Duke of Westminster to make way for far ritzier residences.
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