- Barclays’ security chief Troels Oerting takes leave of absence.
- Oerting involved in internal investigation over efforts to identify anonymous Barclays whistleblower.
- Leave of absence said to be unconnected with whistleblowing incident.
LONDON Barclays’ security chief Troels Oerting took a leave of absence from the bank on Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the situation. Oerting joined the bank in 2015 from Europol, Europe’s law enforcement agency focusing on serious international crime and terrorism. As chief security officer and head of information security at Barclays, he is responsible for protecting the bank against everything from cyber threats to information leaks. A spokesman for Barclays declined to comment.
Oerting’s name turned up in an internal investigation over a whistleblowing case at Barclays . CEO Jes Staley asked Oerting to identify the writer of an anonymous letter sent to the board about a senior executive hired by Staley. Barclays said that Oerting’s group “received assistance” from US law enforcement officials in the attempt to find the whistleblower.1
His leave of absence is unconnected with the whistleblowing incident, one of the people said.
Both Jes Staley and Barclays have been the subject of investigations by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority over the affair. After hearing about the incident earlier this year, the board appointed a law firm, Simmons & Simmons, to investigate. Staley said in a statement at the time: “I have apologised to the Barclays Board, and accepted its conclusion that my personal actions in this matter were errors on my part .
I will also accept whatever sanction it deems appropriate.” The board issued a “formal written reprimand” to Staley and made “a very significant compensation adjustment” to his bonus. Oerting was due to appear on Thursday in a panel discussion at a Barclays conference along with Royce Curtin, Barclays head of intelligence and former deputy assistant director at the FBI and Christopher Greany, Barclays head of investigations and insider threat .
It is unclear if he will still attend.
- ^ from US law enforcement officials in the attempt to find the whistleblower. (uk.businessinsider.com)
The door to Stephen Paddock’s room after a SWAT unit used explosives to gain entry. Bild exclusive/Polaris A security guard wounded when he approached Stephen Paddock’s room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday night is being credited with distracting the gunman, possibly stopping him from continuing to shoot at crowds near the Las Vegas Strip, 32 floors below, a Las Vegas law-enforcement official said on Friday. The security guard, Jesus Campos, was released from the hospital on Thursday.
Campos was patrolling the halls of the hotel and was responding to reports of a “door alarm1,” Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said. Once Campos got to the shooter’s floor, he found the stairwells barricaded . As Campos neared the gunman’s room, he was shot in the upper right thigh.
Paddock, who was armed with a cache of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, had “fired through the door, striking Mr . Campos,” said David Hickey, the president of the hotel’s security-guard union . Police later discovered2 that Paddock had set up cameras in the hallway to monitor activity outside his room.
“He notified his dispatch, which was absolutely critical to us, knowing the location, as well as advising the responding officers as they arrived,” McMahill said of Campos.
“I can tell you that this was a remarkable effort by a brave and remarkable man,” McMahill continued. “I want to say today that I don’t think we’ve done a good enough job recognizing him and his actions .. . He’s an absolute hero.” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said in a press conference on Wednesday that he saw what looked to be about 200 rounds of bullets3 fired through the door of Paddock’s room .
It was “amazing that the security guard didn’t sustain additional injury,” he said. Paddock may have stopped shooting at the crowd near the Las Vegas Strip because Campos approached his room, McMahill said. Despite being wounded, Campos kept working alongside Las Vegas police, who rushed the 32nd floor.
“His bravery was amazing because he remained with our officers, providing them the key pass to access the door, and continued to help them clear rooms until our officers demanded he seek medical attention,” Lombardo said.
Campos is expected to undergo surgery to remove the bullet, Hickey said.
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