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FDIC MAKES PUBLIC JANUARY 2000 ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS;
NO ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-13-2000 (2-29-2000)
Media Contact:
Frank Gresock (202) 898-6634


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in January. No administrative hearings are scheduled for March.

The FDIC processed a total of 12 final orders in January. These included three cease-and-desist orders, five removal and prohibition orders and four terminations of cease-and-desist orders.

Copies of the orders referred to above can be obtained from or inspected at the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20434 (telephone (703) 562-2200 or 800-276-6003). A list of the orders made public today follows.

FINAL ORDERS ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 8(b), 12 U.S.C. 1818(b)
(Cease-and-Desist)

Finance Factors, LTD, Honolulu, Hawaii; FDIC-00-001b; Issued 1/26/00

Hartford-Carlisle Savings Bank, Carlisle, Iowa; FDIC-99-145c&b; Issued 1/5/00

Banco Financiero de Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico; FDIC-99-139b; Issued 1/20/00

FINAL ORDERS ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 8(e), 12 U.S.C. 1818(e)
(Removal and Prohibition Orders)

Bank of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii; FDIC-99-092e; against Sukarman Sukamto (a/k/a Sukamto Sia); Issued 1/14/00

Bank of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii; FDIC-99-093e; against Suwardi Sukamto; Issued 1/14/00

Hartford-Carlisle Savings Bank, Carlisle, Iowa; FDIC-99-144e; against Dirk A. Thierer; Issued 1/5/00

Everett Savings Bank, Everett, Massachusetts (now known as Eagle Bank); FDIC-99-011e; against Ronald F. Shepard; Issued 1/12/00

Fort Gibson State Bank, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; FDIC-99-065e; against Jerry L. Cook; Issued 1/12/00

TERMINATIONS OF CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDERS

First International Bank, Chula Vista, California; FDIC-92-82b; Issued 1/5/00

Brentwood Bank of California, Los Angeles, California (now known as First Commerce Bank); FDIC-99-62b; Issued 1/26/00

Jasper Banking Company, Jasper, Georgia; FDIC-99-105b; Issued 1/26/00

Realty Finance, Inc., Hilo, Hawaii; FDIC-98-88b; Issued 1/5/00

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 10,291 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed.

FDIC press releases and other information, including today's quarterly listing, are available on the Internet via the World Wide Web at www.fdic.gov and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200), or e-mail publicinfo@fdic.gov.

Last Updated 02/29/2000 communications@fdic.gov