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NR 2005-31
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John Wagner Named Director for Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

WASHINGTON - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced today that John Wagner is the new Director for Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. He will report to Deputy Comptroller Ann Jaedicke.

"Creating and filling this new position is an important component of the OCC's commitment to effective Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering supervision," said Acting Comptroller Julie Williams. "Mr. Wagner brings a wealth of experience to this position as a true leader in this field for ten years."

Mr. Wagner will direct the development of Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering examination policy and procedures. He will also provide policy interpretations and guidance to field staff, represent the OCC and the U.S. Treasury on interagency task forces and develop training programs.

Mr. Wagner is a certified anti-money laundering specialist and a commissioned national bank examiner. He began his OCC career 23 years ago in Dallas, Texas and subsequently served in San Franciso, California and Washington, DC.

A native of New York state, Mr. Wagner earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (finance and international business) in 1981 from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

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