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Rogue trader Kerviel in last-minute bid to avoid prison

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Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel made a last-minute bid to avoid jail on Saturday, announcing he would stay in Italy rather than return to France to begin a three-year prison term. 

Former trader Jerome Kerviel smokes a cigarette near the French border on May 17, 2014 outside Vintimille (Ventimiglia)

Kerviel, who brought one of Europe's biggest banks to the brink of bankruptcy, said he would not cross the border into his homeland until he had received a response to his request for French President Francois Hollande to grant immunity to potential witnesses who could testify in his favour in connection with the near collapse of Societe Generale.

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