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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 (OCC) has advised us that the following entities may be conducting banking business in the United States illegally or without authorization:

First Americans Trust Company
a/k/a "First Americans"
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Apache Tribe General Community Bank of Anadarko
620 East Colorado
Anadarko, Oklahoma

Proposed transactions involving these entities should be viewed with extreme caution.

Attached is a press release from the State of Oklahoma State Banking Department concerning these entities.

Please forward any information concerning these entities to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F- 6012, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.

Attachment: Oklahoma State Banking Department press release

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200). Electronic versions are available through the FDIC web site: News, Events & FOIA


Mick Thompson
Bank Commissioner
Frank Keating



SEPTEMBER 11, 1997


Mick Thompson, Oklahoma Bank Commissioner, is issuing this alert to Oklahoma financial institutions and a warning to the general public concerning financial transactions involving the "First Americans Trust Company" a/k/a "First Americans" with corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City, and "Apache Tribe General Community Bank of Anadarko." Which claims to be headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma. These entities are not chartered by or licensed to do business in the State of Oklahoma. Commissioner Thompson advises financial institutions and the general public to exercise extreme caution when engaging in any transaction involving these entities.

Commissioner Thompson said, "Consumers should be wary of depositing funds with any institution which is not chartered by a recognized regulatory agency, whose deposits are not properly insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and whose management is not properly bonded to do such business."

Last Updated: October 6, 1997