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Financial Institution Letter
SPECIAL ALERT


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Federal Bureau of Investigation Request for Information

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to circulate to all FDIC-supervised banks the attached listing of names of alleged suspects in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Additional information concerning the alleged hijackers may be found at the FBI's Web site, www.fbi.gov . The FBI is requesting that all financial institutions check their records for any relationships or transactions with the named suspects.

Any financial institution that identifies such a relationship, such as a bank account, or a transaction, such as a wire transfer, with any of the named suspects should complete and file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) pursuant to 12 C.F.R. § 353.3 and immediately contact FBI Special Agents Charles Sciarini or Lisa Miller by facsimile at (202) 278-2598.

Any questions concerning suspicious activity reporting requirements should be directed to the FDIC's Special Activities Section at (202) 898-6750.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "News, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html .

Michael J. Zamorski
Acting Director

Attachment

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, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).


FIL-79-2001
Last Updated: September 19, 2001