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HSBC banker arrested at New York airport

Global head of foreign exchange cash trading in London one of first to be charged in front-running probe

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Johnson leaving the federal district court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Federal agents surprised him as he prepared to fly out of New York's Kennedy airport on Tuesday.

New York

US federal agents surprised an HSBC Holdings plc executive as he prepared to fly out of New York's Kennedy airport around 7.30 pm on Tuesday, arresting him for an alleged front-running scheme involving a US$3.5 billion currency transaction in 2011.

Mark Johnson, HSBC's

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