LONDON -- Abu Dhabi expects within days to charge 14 former bank executives with wrongdoing in the collapse of Bank of Credit and Commerce International, lawyers acting for the Emirate said.

Preliminary charges have already been lodged against the 14, who are among 17 detained in the Persian Gulf Emirate since last September, said a spokesman for the firm Simmons & Simmons. Their names would be released when formal charges are filed.

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