Dictators' Savings & Loan

Investigators fault Citigroup's private bankers

Citigroup's specialized private banking division, which has 40,000 clients, each holding more than $3 million in assets, has produced a wealth of headaches in recent years. And this week's migraine could be especially severe for John Reed, Citigroup's co-chairman. He's being hauled before the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to explain the bank's oversight of accounts controlled by a gallery of international reprobates and dictators. All kept tidy sums in Citi vaults; some of it was rightfully theirs.

A report prepared by subcommittee Democrats and obtained by TIME says the private bank repeatedly broke many of its own rules in handling...

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