Agencies crack down on senior examiners


The new rules are said to have been prompted in part by the role that R Ashley Lee played in the downfall of Riggs Bank, which was shut down last year due to anti-money laundering (AML) violations. Lee was the examiner-in-charge at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for the Washington DC-based Riggs Bank, before defecting to the bank to serve as vice-president and chief risk officer.

According to an OCC review of the Riggs Bank case, Lee gave preferential treatment to Riggs Bank

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