'End this nightmare,' says Johnson's defence

In his closing arguments, defence attorney John Wing tells jurors the prosecution failed to show evidence to support their claims

Serious issue: "In this country, we don’t send people to jail on surmise and speculation" – John Wing

The defence for Mark Johnson, the former HSBC banker whose trial is drawing to a close, has told jurors the prosecution lacks hard and reliable evidence that would be needed to convict the defendant on charges of nine counts of wire fraud and one of conspiracy.

Jurors began deliberations shortly after 11:30am on October 19.

In his closing argument on October 18, John Wing of law firm Lankler Siffert & Wohl, acting for the defence, repeatedly asked the government to show evidence that Johnson

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