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Financial Institution Letter
Special Alert

SUBJECT: Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations In The United
States Without Authorization

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has advised that the following entities may be conducting a banking business in the United States illegally or without authorization.

Banco di Roma International, Inc. Western State Bank (1)
110 Lyndale Avenue 2300 Foothill Boulevard
Helena, MT La Verne, CA
Banco di Roma International, Inc. Western State Bank (1)
1005 West Fourth Street 10880 Wilshire Boulevard, #606
Carson City, NV Los Angeles, CA
Investors International Bank, Ltd. Western State Bank (1)
Empire State Building 6306 Wilshire Boulevard, #107
New York, NY
(1) Not associated with Western State Bank, 1801 East Huntington
Drive, Duarte, CA, a licensed entity in the State of California.

Any proposed transactions involving any of these entities should be viewed with extreme caution. Please forward any information concerning these entities to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N. W., Room F-612, Washington, D. C. 20429.

Stanley J. Poling

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Last Updated: March 29, 1995