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Case Highlights

The following are highlights of our work during the April 1, 2018–September 30, 2018, semiannual reporting period. Closed investigative reports are not made public and are subject to disclosure in accordance with applicable law. However, significant investigative results and other investigative statistics are reported in our semiannual report to Congress, as required by statute.

Investigations. 14 cases opened; 15 cases closed. 9 matters for prosecutorial consideration; 4 indictments. $2,490,875 in criminal fines, restitution, and special assessments. $140,000 in civil judgments.

Four Former Senior Executives of Wilmington Trust Convicted by Jury in Federal District Court
Former top executives of Delaware's Wilmington Trust, including its President and its Executive Vice President, were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States, securities fraud, making false statements to federal agencies, and falsifying banking records. The defendants conspired to conceal the truth about Wilmington Trust's failing financial health by omitting information about past-due loans in reports to federal regulators and the investing public.

Former Bureau Examiner Sentenced for Bribery of a Public Official
A former Bureau employee was sentenced in Arizona to probation and fines for accepting a bribe in the form of a preferential home mortgage loan from a credit union. At the time, the defendant worked for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) as the primary examiner of the credit union. Later hired by the Bureau, the defendant failed to disclose this financial misconduct in his application. The defendant resigned from the Bureau on the same day he entered his guilty plea.

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