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Ex-Deutsche bank trader Bittar pleads guilty over Euribor rigging

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) - Former Deutsche Bank trader Christian Bittar has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud over a British investigation into the manipulation of Euribor benchmark interest rates, the Serious Fraud Office said.

A court order restricting the reporting of Bittar's plea was lifted earlier on Thursday.

The trial of the five remaining defendants is scheduled to begin at London's Southwark Crown Court on April 9.

(Reporting by Kirstin Ridley, editing by Silvia Aloisi)