Eight people have been charged in connection with business loans made through a high street bank to the value of around £35 million, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.
Thames Valley Police said the charges follow a large-scale investigation into corruption and other offences originating from the Halifax Bank of Scotland branch in Reading, Berkshire.
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