News Release 2005-33 | March 16, 2005

OCC Announces 34 Enforcement Actions and Six Terminations

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced 34 new enforcement actions taken against national banks and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and six 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 http://apps.occ.gov/EnforcementActions.

Cease and Desist Orders, By Consent
No. Bank/City Date
California
2005-16 City National Bank, Beverly Hills 02/23/05
Georgia
2005-19 United Americas Bank, National Association, Atlanta 02/23/05
New York
2004-153

Asia Bank, N.A., Flushing

12/17/04
2004-154 The Upstate National Bank, Lisbon 11/04/04
2004-155

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, Federal Branch, New York

12/15/04
2005-13 Arab Bank PLC, Federal Branch, New York 02/08/05
2005-14

Arab Bank PLC, Federal Branch, New York

02/24/05
Ohio
2005-18 The First National Bank of New Holland, New Holland 01/26/05

Civil Money Penalties, By Consent
No. Name/Bank/City Date
California
2005-17

City National Bank, Beverly Hills

02/23/05
Illinois
2005-20

Angie Cox, The Peoples National Bank, McLeansboro

02/09/05
2004-156

Gregory P. Healey, National State Bank of Metropolis, Metropolis

10/19/04
Kansas
2005-21

Stephen D. Bunten, Western National Bank, Lenexa

02/28/05
Louisiana
2004-152

David A. Ranostaj, Whitney National Bank, New Orleans

12/23/04
2005-11

Tom J. Trammell, Whitney National Bank, New Orleans

02/04/05
2005-12

Chicago Title Insurance Company (Settlement Agent), Whitney National Bank, New Orleans

02/24/05
Nebraska
2005-22

First National Bank of Omaha, Omaha

01/10/05
Texas
2005-11

Tom J. Trammell, Southwest Bank of Texas, NA, Houston

02/04/05
2005-12

Chicago Title Insurance Company (Settlement Agent), Southwest Bank of Texas, NA, Houston

02/24/05
2005-12

Chicago Title Insurance Company (Settlement Agent), Frost National Bank, San Antonio

02/24/05

Formal Agreements, By Consent
No. Name/Bank/City Date
Colorado
2005-23 Peoples National Bank Colorado, Colorado Springs 02/22/05
2005-24

Peoples National Bank, Monument

02/22/05
Kansas
2005-25 Conway Bank, National Association, Conway Springs 01/20/05
Ohio
2005-15 Huntington National Bank, Columbus 02/28/05
Pennsylvania
2004-157

(AMENDMENT) The First [sic] National Bank of North East, North East

12/16/04
2004-158

Community First Bank, N.A., Reynoldsville

12/16/04
West Virginia
2004-159 Progressive Bank, N.A., Wheeling 12/15/04

Personal Cease and Desist Orders, By Consent
No. Name/Bank/City Date
Illinois
2004-156

Gregory P. Healey, National State Bank of Metropolis, Metropolis

10/19/04
Louisiana
2005-12

Chicago Title Insurance Company (Settlement Agent), Whitney National Bank, New Orleans

02/24/05
Texas
2005-12

Chicago Title Insurance Company (Settlement Agent), Southwest Bank of Texas, NA, Houston

02/24/05
2005-12

Chicago Title Insurance Company (Settlement Agent), Frost National Bank, San Antonio

02/24/05

Removals/Prohibitions, By Consent
No. Name/Bank/City Date
Illinois
2005-20 Angie Cox, The Peoples National Bank, McLeansboro 02/29/05
Louisiana
2004-152 David A. Ranostaj, Whitney National Bank, New Orleans 12/23/04
2005-11 Tom J. Trammell, Whitney National Bank, New Orleans 02/04/05
Texas
2005-11 Tom J. Trammell, Southwest Bank of Texas, NA, Houston 02/04/05

Terminations of Existing Enforcement Actions
No. Type/Bank/City/Old EA# Date
Illinois
2005-26

FORMAL AGREEMENT, Tuscola National Bank, Tuscola (EA #2002-17)

01/14/05
New York
2004-160

CONSENT ORDER, The Upstate National Bank, Lisbon (EA #2002-38)

11/04/05
2005-14 CONSENT ORDER, Arab Bank PLC, Federal Branch, New York (EA #2005-13) 02/24/05
Pennsylvania
2004-161

FORMAL AGREEMENT, Community First Bank, N.A., Reynoldsville (EA #2002-139)

12/14/04
Texas
2005-27

FORMAL AGREEMENT, The National Bank of Daingerfield, Daingerfield (EA #2004-37)

02/16/05
2005-28 FORMAL AGREEMENT, National American Bank (f/k/a Claritybank.com, N.A.), Uvalde (EA #2001-91) 02/17/05

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

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