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Leeson, Nick

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLeeson, NickNick LeesonLee‧son, Nick /ˈliːsən/  (1967–) a British banker who worked for a company called Barings Bank in Singapore. He made serious mistakes in his job which caused the bank to lose so much money that it had to close permanently in 1995. Leeson was found guilty of acting illegally, and was sent to prison in Singapore. He was released in 1999.
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