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Alert 1997-4
Description: First Sovereign Bank and Trust Company

Unauthorized Banking: First Sovereign Bank and Trust Company

To: 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 Examining Personnel

Information has been received that the subject entity may be operating a banking business in the United States without authorization. Further, the Maryland Division of Financial Regulation has advised that it has not issued a bank charter to this entity.

Any information which you may have concerning this matter should be brought 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
Director
Enforcement & Compliance Division