Prosecutor calls for Trichet conviction

Trichet, along with eight other bankers and finance officials, is on trial over allegedly concealing massive losses at then state-owned Credit Lyonnais using taxpayers’ money in 1992--1993. Following a five-hour speech, Bernard said Trichet should be convicted and handed a minimum 10-month suspended jail sentence.

The trial judge, Olivier Perusset, will conclude this Wednesday (February 12) and is expected to reveal at that time the date of his verdict.

Analysts said the prosecutor’s request