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FDIC Makes Public February 2001 Enforcement Actions;
No Administrative Hearings Scheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-25-2001 (3-30-2001)
Media Contact:
David Barr (202) 898-6992

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in February 2001. No administrative hearings are scheduled for April 2001.

The FDIC processed a total of five orders in February. These included two removal and prohibition orders, two orders to pay civil money penalties and one termination of a cease-and-desist order.

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., Room 100, Washington, D.C. (telephone (703) 562-2200 or 800-276-6003). The orders will also be made available on-line within a week of the issuance of this news release. To view the orders on-line, visit the FDIC's Web page at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/enforcement/index.html. A list of orders made public today follows.

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

Murphy-Wall State Bank, Pinckneyville, IL; FDIC-99-093e; against Michael R. Karnes; Issued 2/5/01

Republic Bank of Norman, Norman, OK; FDIC-00-056e; against Charles R. Huffman; Issued 2/7/01

FINAL ORDERS ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 8(i), 12 U.S.C. 1818(i)
(Civil Money Penalties)

Peoples Community Bank, Columbia, AL; FDIC-00-105k; Order to Pay Civil Money Penalty in the amount of $5,500; Issued 2/14/01

Capital Thrift and Loan Association, Napa, CA; FDIC-01-005k; Order to Pay Civil Money Penalty in the amount of $5,500; Issued 2/21/01

TERMINATION OF CEASE AND DESIST ORDER

Banco Financiero de Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR; FDIC-99-139b; Issued 02/14/01

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