FDIC ISSUES REMOVAL AND PROHIBITION ORDER
AND CIVIL MONEY PENALTY AGAINST FORMER SOUTH CAROLINA BANKER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR-118-2003 (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 $10,000. civil money penalty against Christopher D. Williams.
Williams was a banking officer at Carolina First Bank, Greenville, SC.
Williams consented to the orders without admitting or denying culpability. The FDIC's action is based on allegations that, between 2000 and 2001, Williams engaged in unsafe practices while performing his lending duties.
Williams is prohibited from further participation in the banking industry without FDIC approval.
The order is attached.
Docket No. FDIC-03-015e
Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 9,237 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars - insured financial institutions fund its operations.
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