NEW YORK Two former executives at Bankers Trust Corp. were acquitted of all charges in relation to their alleged involvement in a scheme that diverted $15.5 million of unclaimed customer funds to boost the banks financial performance.
Kenneth Goglia and Harvey Plante were acquitted Monday morning by a unanimous jury verdict in a Manhattan federal court, a court official said. The trial began last month.
Bankers Trust, which was bought by Deutsche Bank last year for about $9 billion, has already pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $60 million fine in connection with the fund diversions. Bruce Kingdon, most senior Bankers Trust official charged in the case, has also pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme.