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NR 2005-16
Contact: OCC Public Affairs
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OCC Announces 13 Enforcement Actions and Seven Terminations

WASHINGTON -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced 13 new enforcement actions taken against national banks and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and seven 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 Web site located http://apps.occ.gov/EnforcementActions .

Cease and Desist Orders, By Consent
No.Bank/CityDate
California
2005-3Asian Pacific National Bank, San Gabriel01/24/05
Illinois
2004-145First National Bank of Dana, Dana12/14/04
New York
2005-2

Banco de Chile, New York Branch, New York

02/01/05
Virginia
2005-1(MODIFIED) Riggs Bank N.A., McLean01/27/05

Civil Money Penalties, By Consent
No.Name/Bank/CityDate
Illinois
2004-146

John Richards, Stewardson National Bank, Stewardson

11/18/04
Ohio
2005-4

Craig A. Morgan, Bank One, N.A., Columbus

01/18/05
2005-5

First National Bank, Orrville

01/10/05

Formal Agreements, By Consent
No.Name/Bank/CityDate
North Carolina
2005-10Bank of America, N.A., Charlotte02/09/05

Personal Cease and Desist Orders, By Consent
No.Name/Bank/CityDate
California
2004-147

Meline Arpajian, City National Bank, Beverly Hills

10/29/04
2004-147

Meline Arpajian, Union Bank of California, San Francisco

10/29/04

Removals/Prohibitions, By Consent
No.Name/Bank/CityDate
California
2005-6Luis A. Romero, Union Bank of California, National Association, San Francisco01/19/05
Ohio
2005-4Craig A. Morgan, Bank One, N.A., Columbus01/18/05

Restitutions, By Consent
No.NameBank/CityDate
California
2005-6Luis A. Romero, Union Bank of California, National Association, San Francisco01/19/05

Terminations of Existing Enforcement Actions
No.Type/Bank/City/Old EA#Date
Florida
2005-7

FORMAL AGREEMENT, First National Bank, Tarpon Springs (EA #2002-69)

01/19/05
Illinois
2004-148

FORMAL AGREEMENT, The First National Bank of Steeleville, Steeleville (EA #2002-70)

12/14/04
Kentucky
2004-149

FORMAL AGREEMENT, Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust Company, East Bernstadt (EA #2001-88)

12/22/04
2004-150

FORMAL AGREEMENT, Henderson National Bank, Henderson (EA #2002-45)

12/08/04
Ohio
2005-8

FORMAL AGREEMENT, The Somerville National Bank, Somerville (EA #2003-74)

01/19/05
2005-9CONSENT ORDER, The Ripley National Bank, Ripley (EA #2004-33)01/10/05
South Dakota
2004-151FORMAL AGREEMENT, First National Bank, Ft. Pierre (EA #2002-61)12/22/04

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

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