Tom Hayes interview: ‘I challenge anyone not to be scared in prison’ | Business | The Times

Tom Hayes suffered from anxiety dreams in the nights leading up to his release from prison last Friday after serving five and a half years for manipulating Libor.

There is one he remembers vividly, when he dreamt that he was stuck halfway through his cell window. “My torso was out of the window and my legs were still in the room,” he said. “I couldn’t move.”

It is perhaps an appropriate metaphor for the limbo that Hayes, 41, feels he has unjustly endured for the past eight years. Arrested in December 2012, he spent two and a half years on bail before becoming the first person to be convicted by a jury for rigging Libor.

Hayes denied dishonesty during the trial, arguing that the actions

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