News Release 2005-102 | October 17, 2005

OCC Announces 17 Enforcement Actions and Three Terminations

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced 17 new enforcement actions taken against national banks and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and three terminations of existing enforcement actions.

A list of enforcement actions previously disclosed and copies of the actual documents are available from the OCC’s Communications Division by writing to: Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room (1-5), Washington, DC 20219. Requests made by facsimile transmission should be sent to (202) 874-4448. Please include the identifying enforcement action number when placing an order. Enforcement actions are also listed monthly in OCC Interpretations and Actions. Subscriptions to that publication are available from the OCC’s Communications Division.

The OCC also maintains a searchable database of all public enforcement actions taken since August 1989 on its Internet Website located at http://apps.occ.gov/EnforcementActions.

Cease and Desist Orders, By Consent
No. Bank/City Date
California
2005-126 (AMENDED) Bank of China, Los Angeles Branch, Los Angeles 09/07/05
New York
2005-126 (AMENDED) Bank of China, New York Branch, New York 09/07/05
2005-126 (AMENDED) Bank of China, Chinatown Branch, New York 09/07/05

Civil Money Penalty Orders, By Consent
No. Name/Bank/City Date
New York
2005-140 Banco de Chile, New York Federal Branch, New York 10/11/05
Tennessee
2005-127 Fifth Third Bank, National Association, Franklin 09/07/05
West Virginia
2005-128 Carl O. Clark, The First National Bank of St. Marys, St. Marys 09/26/05
2005-129 R. William Edwards, The First National Bank of St. Marys, St. Marys 09/26/05
2005-130 John R. Hendricks, The First National Bank of St. Marys, St. Marys 09/26/05
2005-131 Vincent H. Leasburg, The First National Bank of St. Marys, St. Marys 09/26/05
2005-132 Jim L. McKnight, The First National Bank of St. Marys, St. Marys 09/26/05
2005-133 Rick D. Turner, The First National Bank of St. Marys, St. Marys 09/26/05

Formal Agreements, By Consent
No. Bank/City Date
Florida
2005-134 Pelican National Bank, Naples 09/01/05
Minnesota
2005-135 The First National Bank of Buhl, Buhl 09/19/05
New Jersey
2005-136 Yardville National Bank, Yardville 08/31/05
New York
2005-137 Ontario National Bank, Clifton Springs 09/16/05

Personal Cease and Desists, By Consent
No. Name/Bank/City Date
Arizona
2005-138 Robert Linderman, Nextbank, National Association, Phoenix 10/05/05
2005-139 Bruce Rigione, Nextbank, National Association, Phoenix 10/05/05

Terminations of Existing Enforcement Actions
No. Type/Bank/City/Old EA# Date
California
2005-126 FORMAL AGREEMENT, The First National Bank of Wamego, Wamego (EA #2002-81) 09/07/05
New York
2005-126 CONSENT ORDER, Bank of China, New York Branch, New York (EA #2003-125) 09/07/05
2005-126 CONSENT ORDER, Bank of China, Chinatown Branch, New York (EA #2003-125) 09/07/05

For copies, please call (202) 874-5043.

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