A judge discharged the jury part-way through the historic Barclays fraud trial in London on Monday. The judge ordered the media not to report why the discharge occurred. In the trial, the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had claimed former CEO John Varley and other executives — Richard Boath, Thomas Kalaris, and Roger Jenkins — misled investors during capital raisings at the height of the financial crisis. The defendants pleaded not guilty to all charges. Justice Robert Jay discharged the jury at Southwark Crown Court Monday, in an historic case against four former Barclays executives.