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NR 1999-117
Contact: Frank D. Vance, Jr.
(202) 874-4700

OCC Announces 33 New Enforcement Actions

WASHINGTON, DC — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced 33 new enforcement actions taken against national banks and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks.

A list of enforcement actions previously disclosed and copies of the actual documents are available from the OCC's Communications Division by writing to: Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room (1-5), Washington, DC 20219. Requests made by facsimile transmission should be sent to (202) 874-4448. Please include the identifying enforcement action number when placing an order. Enforcement actions are also listed monthly in OCC Interpretations and Actions. Subscriptions to that publication are available from the OCC's Communications Division.

The OCC also maintains a searchable database of all public enforcement actions taken since August 1989 on its Internet Web site located at http://www.occ.treas.gov/enforce/enforce.htm.

Formal Agreement, by Consent
No. Bank/City Date
Minnesota
99-80 Bremer Bank, National Association, Breckenridge 11/18/99
Civil Money Penalties, by Consent
No. Individual/Bank/City Date
Oklahoma
99-98 Lenard Briscoe, Peoples National Bank of Kingfisher, Kingfisher 08/05/99
Texas
99-85 Tom N. Bransford, Western American National Bank, Bedford 11/17/99
99-86 Richard O. Wheeler, Western American National Bank, Bedford 11/17/99
99-87 R. Scott Wheeler, Western American National Bank, Bedford 09/20/99
99-88 Marvin Cureton, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-89 Frances Hurley, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-90 James Jordan, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-91 Geraldine Mauthe, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-92 Gerald E. M. Smith, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-93 Gaylon White, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
Removals, by Consent
No. Individual/Bank/City Date
Connecticut
99-81 Kieran Hawe, Patriot National Bank, Stamford 12/01/99
Ohio
99-82 Fred A. Davis, Malta National Bank, Malta 11/10/99
Oklahoma
99-98 Lenard Briscoe, Peoples National Bank of Kingfisher, Kingfisher 08/05/99
Tennessee
99-83 Teresa L. Blakemore, First Tennessee Bank, N.A., Memphis 12/09/99
99-84 Eric A. Burton, First Tennessee Bank, N.A., Memphis 12/09/99
Texas
99-85 Tom N. Bransford, Western American National Bank, Bedford 11/17/99
99-86 Richard O. Wheeler, Western American National Bank, Bedford 11/17/99
99-94 Elray King, First National Bank of Newton, Newton 12/01/99
Personal Cease and Desist Order, by Consent
No. Individual/Bank/City Date
Texas
99-87 R. Scott Wheeler, Western American National Bank, Bedford 09/20/99
99-88 Marvin Cureton, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-89 Frances Hurley, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-90 James Jordan, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-91 Geraldine Mauthe, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-92 Gerald E. M. Smith, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
99-93 Gaylon White, East Texas National Bank, Marshall 11/24/99
Personal Cease and Desist Orders for Restitution, by Consent
No. Individual/Bank/City Date
Connecticut
99-81 Kieran Hawe, Patriot National Bank, Stamford 12/01/99
Oklahoma
99-98 Lenard Briscoe, Peoples National Bank of Kingfisher, Kingfisher 08/05/99
Tennessee
99-83 Teresa L. Blakemore,First Tennessee Bank, N.A., Memphis 12/09/99
Texas
99-85 Tom N. Bransford, Western American National Bank, Bedford 11/17/99
99-86 Richard O. Wheeler, Western American National Bank, Bedford 11/17/99
99-94 Elray King, First National Bank of Newton, Newton 12/01/99
Terminations of Existing Enforcement Actions
No. Bank/City/Old EA# Date
Georgia
99-95 Global Payment Systems, L.L.C., Atlanta (EA #99-61) 11/30/99
Minnesota
99-96 Rosemount National Bank, Rosemount (EA #97-52) 08/25/99
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