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Profile: The 'NatWest Three'
Three British former NatWest bankers have been extradited to the US to face fraud charges linked to the collapse of the energy giant Enron. The trio are:

DAVID BERMINGHAM

Mr David Bermingham, 43, is a family man who lives with wife Emma, 30, and their three young children - aged four to eight - in Goring, Oxfordshire.

David Bermingham
Mr Bermingham says he found out about the allegations on television

The couple moved there five years ago from Fulham in west London.

Sports fan Mr Bermingham, an Arsenal season ticket holder, said that, on the day before his extradition, he watched one of his children take part in a swimming gala.

In the days after his flight to the US he had been due to take part in the Goring and Streatley Regatta before holidaying in Cornwall.

"We are just trying to keep everything as normal as possible for the children but it is going to be tough for them waking up tomorrow morning and we will not be there," he said.

"The children are now of an age where they actually want to be doing things with their daddy, playing football and Monopoly. I'm not going to be able to do that."

Mr Bermingham has always maintained he only came to the attention of US authorities when he went to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) about his dealings with Enron after investigations into the company began.

Those documents have now been used to build a case against him, he says.

"We woke up one morning to see the news that we were accused of fraud."

Ms Bermingham said she would continue campaigning for her husband to be tried in the UK.

"The next pictures we will see of David will be in an orange boiler suit," she said.

"That is going to be horrendous for me and the children but it will also be humiliating for the government."

Mr Bermingham denies wrongdoing.

GILES DARBY

Indian-born Giles Darby, 44, the son of a diplomat, worked his way up in NatWest after joining at the age of 17 as a teller.

Giles Darby
Mr Darby now runs a small engineering company

By the time he married Reiki therapist wife Deborah, now 40, he was working as an investment banker with the company.

Like former colleague Mr Bermingham, Mr Darby is a family man, with two daughters by his current wife - Ellenor, aged 10, and Katie, aged eight.

Speaking from his home in Lower Wraxall, in Somerset, he said he would be having a barbecue on his last night in the UK before extradition.

"I'll be spending the time with family and friends and hopefully I will be able to relax before tomorrow," he said.

His wife reportedly said she had been spending the days before the extradition "trying to hold on".

Since quitting banking, Mr Darby has been running a small engineering company.

He has three daughters - twins Natalie and Sophie, 19, and Lucy, 16 - by a previous marriage.

Mr Darby denies wrongdoing.

GARY MULGREW

Gary Mulgrew
Mr Mulgrew's mother is the MSP, Trish Godman

Glaswegian Gary Mulgrew, who now lives in Brighton, Sussex, describes his time working with NatWest - in London, Tokyo and New York - as "19 wonderful years".

Mr Mulgrew, 43, thought to be a divorced father-of-two, joined the bank after graduating with a marketing degree from Strathclyde University.

He reportedly spent the day before extradition with his 10-year-old son.

"I've been crying like a big girl," he told the Daily Telegraph.

"I can't help it. I'm a Celt. We let it all hang out."

Mr Mulgrew's mother is MSP Trish Godman, deputy presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament.

He is now self-employed and runs his own building firm.

Mr Mulgrew denies wrongdoing.




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