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   [12,038] In the Matter of John C. James, and Town and Country Bank of Almelund, Almelund, Minnesota, Docket No. 01-070e (4-18-03).

   Respondent prohibited from participating in the conduct of affairs of, or exercising voting rights in, any insured institution without the prior written approval of the FDIC.

   [.1] Prohibition, Removal or Suspension—Prohibition From—Participation in Conduct of Affairs

   [.2] Prohibition, Removal or Suspension—Prohibition From—Voting Rights, Exercise of

In the Matter of
JOHN C. JAMES,
individually and as an institution-affiliated party of
TOWN AND COUNTRY BANK OF ALMELUND
ALMELUND, MINNESOTA
(Insured State Nonmember Bank—In Receivership)
ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION

FDIC-01-070e

   John C. James ("Respondent") has received a NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PROHIBIT FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION ("NOTICE") issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"), detailing the violations of law and regulations, unsafe or unsound banking practices and breaches of fiduciary duty for which an ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION ("ORDER") may issue, and has been further advised of his right to a hearing on the alleged charges under section 8(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act ("Act"), 12 U.S.C. §1818(e), and the FDIC Rules of Practice and Procedure, 12 C.F.R. Part 308. Having waived those rights, Respondent entered into a STIPULATION AND CONSENT TO THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION ("CONSENT AGREEMENT"), whereby solely for the purpose of this proceeding and without admitting or denying any violations of law and regulations, unsafe or unsound banking practices or breaches of fiduciary duty, Respondent consented to the issuance of an ORDER by the FDIC.

   Upon due consideration, the FDIC determined it had reason to believe that:

       1. Respondent has engaged or participated in violations of law and regulations, unsafe or unsound banking practices and breaches of fiduciary duty, as an institution-affiliated party of Town and Country Bank of Almelund, Almelund, Minnesota ("Bank"), now in receivership;

       2. by reason of such violations, practices and breaches of fiduciary duty, the Bank has suffered financial loss or other damage, Respondent has received financial gain and the interests of the Bank's depositors have been prejudiced; and,

       3. such violations, practices and breaches of fiduciary duty involve personal dishonesty on the part of the Respondent and demonstrate Respondent's willful and continuing disregard for the safety and soundness of the Bank.

   The FDIC further determined that such violations, practices and breaches of fiduciary duty demonstrate the Respondent's unfitness to serve as a director, officer, person participating in the conduct of the affairs, or as an institution-affiliated party of the Bank, of any other insured depository institution, or of any other agency or organization enumerated in section 8(e)(7)(A) of the Act, 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(A).

   The FDIC, therefore, accepted the CONSENT AGREEMENT and issued the following:

ORDER OF PROHIBITION FROM FURTHER PARTICIPATION

   [.1]1. John C. James is prohibited from:

       (a) participating in any manner in the conduct of the affairs of any financial institution or organization enumerated in section 8(e)(7)(A) of the Act, 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(A);

       [.2]2. (b) soliciting, procuring, transferring, attempting to transfer, voting, or attempting to vote any proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any voting rights in any financial institution enumerated in section 8(e)(7)(A) of the Act, 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(A);
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       (c) violating any voting agreement previously approved by the appropriate Federal banking agency; or

       (d) voting for a director, or serving or acting as an institution-affiliated party;

   without the prior written approval of the FDIC and the appropriate Federal financial institutions regulatory agency, as that term is defined in section 8(e)(7)(D), 12 U.S.C. §1818(e)(7)(D).

   2. This ORDER will become effective immediately upon issuance and shall remain effective and enforceable except to the extent that, and until such time as, any provision of this ORDER shall have been modified, terminated, suspended, or set aside by the FDIC.

   Pursuant to delegated authority.

   Dated this 18th day of April, 2003.



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