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[12,458] In the Matter of Farmers Savings Bank & Trust–Vinton, Vinton, Iowa, Docket No. 05-121k (9-19-05).

Respondent agrees to pay civil money penalty assessed by the FDIC in the amount of $2,000.

In the Matter of
FARMERS SAVINGS BANK & TRUST–VINTON
VINTON, IOWA
(Insured State Nonmember Bank)
ORDER TO PAY CIVIL MONEY PENALTY

FDIC-05-121k

Farmers Savings Bank & Trust–Vinton, Vinton, Iowa ("Bank"), has been advised
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that a civil money penalty may be issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") only after notice and an opportunity for a hearing on the record, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §4012a(f)(4), detailing the violations for which the penalty may be assessed against the Bank pursuant to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 ("Flood Act"), as amended, 42 U.S.C. §4012a, and Part 339 of the FDIC's Rules and Regulations, 12 C.F.R. Part 339, and has been further advised of the right to a hearing on the alleged charges under the Flood Act, 42 U.S.C. §4012a(f), and the FDIC's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 12 C.F.R. Part 308.

Having waived those rights, the Bank entered into a STIPULATION AND CONSENT TO THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER TO PAY CIVIL MONEY PENALTY ("CONSENT AGREEMENT") with a representative of the Legal Division of the FDIC, whereby solely for the purpose of this proceeding and without admitting or denying any violations, the Bank consented and agreed to pay a civil money penalty in the amount of $2,000 related to the violations of the Flood Act and Part 339. The FDIC has reason to believe that the Bank has violated the Flood Act and Part 339 in that:

    (a) it has made, increased, extended or renewed loans secured by a building or mobile home located or to be located in a special flood hazard area without requiring that the collateral be covered by sufficient flood insurance; and

    (b) it has made, increased, extended or renewed a loan secured by a building or mobile home located or to be located in a special flood hazard area without providing timely notice to the borrower and/or the servicer as to whether flood insurance is available for the collateral;

which violations were cited at the FDIC's March 8, 2005, examination.

After taking into account the CONSENT AGREEMENT, the appropriateness of the penalty with respect to the financial resources and good faith of Respondent, the gravity of the violation by Respondent, the history of previous violations by Respondent, and such other matters as justice may require, the FDIC considered the matter and determined it had reason to believe that the Bank has engaged or participated in violations of law or regulation for which a civil money penalty of $2,000 is appropriate to be assessed against the Bank.

The FDIC, therefore, accepts the CONSENT AGREEMENT and issues the following:

ORDER TO PAY

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Bank be, and hereby is, assessed a civil money penalty in the amount of $2,000 pursuant to the Flood Act and Part 339 the receipt of which is acknowledged.

This Order to Pay Civil Money Penalty shall be effective upon its issuance.

Pursuant to delegated authority.

Dated at Washington, D.C., this 19th day of September, 2005.



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