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News Release 2012-179 | December 21, 2012

OCC Enforcement Actions

WASHINGTON -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released new enforcement actions taken against national banks, federal savings associations, and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and federal savings associations.

All Cease and Desist Orders, Civil Money Penalty Orders, and Removal/Prohibition Orders are issued with the consent of the parties, unless otherwise indicated as a Decision and Order issued by the Comptroller of the Currency.

Copies of the final actions are available for download by viewing the searchable database of all public enforcement actions taken since August 1989 at

You may also submit a request electronically to obtain copies through the OCC's online FOIA site, Fax requests should be sent to (202) 649-6160. You can also obtain copies by writing to the Comptroller of the Currency, Communications Division, Washington, DC 20219. When ordering, specify the appropriate enforcement action number.

Cease and Desist Orders
Rhode Island
2012-250Home Loan Investment Bank, F.S.B., Warwick10/11/2012
2012-261HSBC Bank USA, National Association, McLean12/11/2012

Civil Money Penalty Orders
2012-251The First National Bank of Wellston, Wellston12/3/2012
2012-262HSBC Bank USA, National Association, McLean12/11/2012

Formal Agreements
New Jersey
2012-252Gcf Bank, Washington Township9/20/2012
New Mexico
2012-253Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos11/30/2012
2012-263HSBC Bank USA, National Association, McLean12/11/2012
2012-254Westbury Bank, West Bend10/29/2012

Terminations of Existing Enforcement Actions
No.Type/Bank/City/Old EA#Date
2012-255FA, The Midlands National Bank of Newton, Newton (EA# 2011-016)11/20/2012
2012-256FA, National Bank of Kansas City, Overland Park (EA# 2008-045)11/26/2012
2012-257C&D, Riverwood Bank, Bemidji (EA# CN 10-38)11/20/2012
Rhode Island
2012-258C&D, Home Loan Investment Bank, F.S.B., Warwick (EA# NE 09-22)10/11/2012
2012-259FA, Texas Republic Bank, National Association, Frisco (EA# 2008-098)11/5/2012
2012-260C&D, First Community Bank, National Association, Sugar Land (EA# 2009-191)11/29/2012

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