Former trader Jerome Kerviel answers reporters' questions as he arrives at the French-Italian border, near Menton, southeastern France, Saturday, May 17, 2014. A rogue trader facing three years in ... more 
Former trader Jerome Kerviel answers reporters' questions as he arrives at the French-Italian border, near Menton, southeastern France, Saturday, May 17, 2014. A rogue trader facing three years in prison for one of the biggest trading frauds in history is appealing to the French president. Jerome Kerviel, who almost took down his bank, Societe Generale, with 4.9 billion euros in losses, has been on a months-long pilgrimage back to France after meeting the pope. He stopped his return just short of the border Saturday. Kerviel, convicted in 2010, insists he was the victim of a system that allowed his illegal trades as long as they made money. An appeals court threw out a fine equal to his losses, but upheld his prison sentence. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Claude Paris
Sat, May 17, 2014 11:27 AM EDT