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FDIC Takes Disciplinary Action Against Former Massachusetts Banker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-27-2004 (3-23-2004)
Media Contact:
Frank Gresock 202-898-6634

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has reached agreement on a civil money penalty with Kenneth B. Osborn.

Osborn was an officer of Benjamin Franklin Savings Bank, Franklin, MA.

Osborn consented to a $25,000 penalty without admitting or denying culpability. The FDICís actions are based on allegations that Osborn engaged in negligent conduct in connection with the bankís equity investment portfolio.

Osborn resigned from the bank.

The order is attached.

  • Docket No. FDIC-03-187k

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