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Exclusive: RBS lawyers ask ex-staffer to destroy documents, DOJ informed

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By Sinead CruiseLONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Royal Bank of Scotland asked an ex-employee to destroy confidential documents, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a move which the former staffer's lawyer said put him at risk of legal action by the U.S. government.The letter, dated Jan. 18 and signed by Herbert Smith Freehills, a British law firm acting for the bank, asked Victor Hong to "permanently destroy any confidential materials in his possession" obtained via litigation disclosures or during his employment in breach of his separation agreement with the bank.A spokesman for the bank ...

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:20 IST