Investigations: Boston's Embattled Bank

Boston's Embattled Bank

"They were very nice people who always treated me like a gentleman," the former bank teller told a reporter last week. The retiree acknowledged cutting some legal corners when dealing with members of a reputed Mob family who made unusually large cash deposits. Said he: "What are you going to do, give them the third degree?" Boston's First National Bank, his former employer, no doubt wishes the teller had done just that. Two congressional panels are probing the banking company (assets: $21 billion), suspecting that it has been involved, perhaps unwittingly, in money laundering, the booming illegal business of covering up...

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