ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Nov. 11, 2011) – Credit union examination results are confidential information and not for public release under the law. NCUA’s Regulations specifically prohibit the release of such information by officers, employees or agents of NCUA or any federally insured credit union. This trust has been violated in the case of DC Federal Credit Union.
“While I am personally confident that the results of DC Federal Credit Union’s examination did not leak from NCUA, I have asked our Office of the Inspector General to fully investigate this issue, to determine which among the parties with access to the confidential examination information, whether NCUA or the credit union’s board or management, took this illegal action. Once we have all the facts, we will determine what action is appropriate,” said NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz.
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