Alert 1996-43| November 26, 1996

Unauthorized Banking: Republic of Texas, The Republic of Texas Trust, c/o HCR-74 Box 101A, Fort Davis, Texas


Chief Executive Officers of all National Banks; all State Banking Authorities; Chairman Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); District Administrators; District Counsel and all Examining Personnel

Information has been received that "warrants" have been issued by the Republic of Texas/The Republic of Texas Trust. Such instruments are deemed to have no financial value. Copy of one such instrument (PDF) is attached. The Republic of Texas is not a recognized sovereign entity within the State of Texas. Please refer to OCC Alert 96-22 dated July 16, 1996.

Any information which you may have regarding this matter should be forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Financial Litigation Division, PO Box 12548, Austin, TX 78711-2548, and to the attention of:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 202l9
Fax (202) 874-5301

Daniel P. Stipano
Enforcement & Compliance Division