U.S. prosecutors criminally charged two former senior UBS traders in connection with an investigation into the bank's manipulation of the Libor benchmark rate, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
A criminal complaint against former traders Tom Hayes and Roger Darin was unsealed in U.S. District Court in New York, the government said.
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Both traders were charged with conspiracy, while Hayes was also charged with wire fraud and an antitrust violation, the government said.
Also on Wednesday the Swiss bank agreed to pay a $1.5 billion fine to U.S., UK and Swiss authorities to resolve related allegations.
(Reporting by David Ingram and Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)