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Financial Institution Letters
December 26, 1996
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received
information that "warrants" have been issued by the
Republic of Texas/The Republic of Texas Trust. The instruments
have appeared in various places in the United States,
particularly in the state of Texas, and one has appeared
in Puerto Rico. Such instruments are deemed to have
no financial value. A copy of one such instrument is
The instruments contain the heading "Republic of Texas," include a seal and a Warrant Number, and state they are issued to The Republic of Texas Trust, c/o HCR-74 Box 101A, Fort Davis, TPZ 79734, The Republic of Texas. The instruments appear to be originated by Richard Lance McClaren, "Chief Ambassador and Consul General" of the so-called Republic of Texas. The Republic of Texas is not a recognized sovereign entity within the state of Texas.
Please forward any information you may have about these instruments to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Financial Litigation Division, P.O. Box 12548, Austin, Texas 78711- 2548. Copies also may be sent to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-612, Washington, D. C. 20429.
J. Ketcha Jr.
attachment to this Financial Institution Letter is
not currently available in electronic format. Until
it is in a form that will allow us to post it to the
internet, you may obtain hard copy or fax from:
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 ((703) 562-2200)
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