Back in July, HSBC executive Mark Johnson experienced a not great travel delay, when federal agents showed up to JFK and arrested him. The way Johnson sees it, though, the surprise collaring was a huge waste of everyone's time because he totally did not "participate in a fraudulent scheme to front-run a $3.5 billion currency transaction by one of the bank's clients," as has been alleged. So he pleaded not guilty today and here's the detailed analysis re: that not guilty plea from this lawyer:
"He pleaded not guilty because he is not guilty," the lawyer, Frank Wohl, told reporters after the hearing. "He's done nothing wrong."
No further questions.