Kerviel sentence and fine 'laughable', says consultant

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The scale of the repayments and jail sentence recently handed to Jérôme Kerviel "doesn't make a lot of sense", according to Philip Martin, chief executive of Enterprise Risk Advisors, a financial services consultancy.

Kerviel was recently sentenced to three years in jail, with a two-year suspended sentence, and ordered to pay repayments of €4.9 billion for a combination of forgery, unauthorised computer use and breach of trust at Société Générale (SG) in 2008.

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