Source - SMW
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank in relation to a loan provided to the State of Qatar in 2008. 

The SFO alleges that Barclays committed 'unlawful financial assistance,' in respect of a US$3bn loan provided to the State of Qatar in November 2008. 

'Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC intend to defend the respective charges brought against them,' Barclays said.