Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Banamex USA
Current Parent Company: 
Citigroup
Penalty: 
$97,440,000
Primary Offense: 
anti-money-laundering deficiencies
Violation Description: 

Banamex USA (BUSA), a financial institution based in Los Angeles, California, and a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., agreed to forfeit $97.44 million and entered into a non-prosecution agreement to resolve an investigation of Bank Secrecy Act violations. In its agreement with the Justice Department, the company admitted to criminal violations by willfully failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering compliance program with appropriate policies, procedures, and controls to guard against money laundering and willfully failing to file Suspicious Activity Reports.

Year: 
2017
Date: 
May 22, 2017
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking & securities
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.