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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 Web site located http://apps.occ.gov/EnforcementActions .

Cease and Desist Orders, By Consent
No.Bank/CityDate
California
2005-16City National Bank, Beverly Hills02/23/05
Georgia
2005-19United Americas Bank, National Association, Atlanta02/23/05
New York
2004-153

Asia Bank, N.A., Flushing

12/17/04
2004-154The Upstate National Bank, Lisbon11/04/04
2004-155

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, Federal Branch, New York

12/15/04
2005-13Arab Bank PLC, Federal Branch, New York02/08/05
2005-14

Arab Bank PLC, Federal Branch, New York

02/24/05
Ohio
2005-18The First National Bank of New Holland, New Holland01/26/05

Civil Money Penalties, By Consent
No.Name/Bank/CityDate
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/CityDate
Colorado
2005-23Peoples National Bank Colorado, Colorado Springs02/22/05
2005-24

Peoples National Bank, Monument

02/22/05
Kansas
2005-25Conway Bank, National Association, Conway Springs01/20/05
Ohio
2005-15Huntington National Bank, Columbus02/28/05
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
2004-159Progressive Bank, N.A., Wheeling12/15/04

Personal Cease and Desist Orders, By Consent
No.Name/Bank/CityDate
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/CityDate
Illinois
2005-20Angie Cox, The Peoples National Bank, McLeansboro02/29/05
Louisiana
2004-152David A. Ranostaj, Whitney National Bank, New Orleans12/23/04
2005-11Tom J. Trammell, Whitney National Bank, New Orleans02/04/05
Texas
2005-11Tom J. Trammell, Southwest Bank of Texas, NA, Houston02/04/05

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
2005-14CONSENT 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
2005-28FORMAL 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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