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FDIC ISSUES REMOVAL AND PROHIBITION ORDER
AND CIVIL MONEY PENALTY AGAINST FORMER TEXAS BANKER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-117-2003 (12-5-2003)
Media Contact:
Frank Gresock 202-898-6634

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has issued a removal and prohibition order and imposed a $75,000 civil money penalty against Jerry Givens.

Givens was chairman and president of The First State Bank, Abernathy, TX.

Givens consented to the order without admitting or denying culpability. The FDIC's action is based on allegations that, between 2000 and 2002, Givens engaged in unsafe and unsound lending practices, and breached his fiduciary duty.

Givens is prohibited from further participation in the banking industry without prior approval.

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The order is attached.

  • Docket No. FDIC-02-131e

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