The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has provided the NCUA Board and the other federal financial institutions supervisory agencies with a public list of the names of alleged subjects under investigation in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, and asked all domestic and foreign banking organizations, including credit unions, operating in the United States to check their records for any relationships or transactions with the named individuals.
The list of individuals provided by the FBI is attached. Additional information regarding the subjects of the investigation can be found on the FBI website at www.fbi.gov (opens new window).
A credit union identifying a relationship, such as a share or share draft account, or a transaction, such as a wire transfer, with any of the named subjects should follow NCUA’s suspicious activity reporting rules. If a credit union has any pertinent information, the FBI has requested that you contact FBI Special Agents Charles Sciarini or Lisa Miller by facsimile at (202) 278-2598, and provide them a copy of the Suspicious Activity Report. The credit union should also file a Suspicious Activity Report with FinCEN as required by NCUA’s Rule.1
In the event there are any questions concerning NCUA’s suspicious activity reporting requirements, please contact John K. Ianno, Senior Trial Attorney, at (703) 518-6540.
1The NCUA’s suspicious activity reporting rules are set forth in 12 C.F.R. 748.1(c). SAR Forms are available on NCUA’s web site or from your NCUA Regional Office.