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Criminal Resource Manual 808 Compensating Balances


Compensating Balances

Misuse of correspondent bank balances may be charged as a misapplication in situations in which there is a detriment to the bank and a benefit to an insider. In one such case, bank officers conspired to misapply the monies of the first bank by using those funds to maintain compensating balances in the second bank in return for a loan by the second bank to an officer at preferential interest rates. United States v. Mann, 517 F.2d 259 (5th Cir. 1975), cert. denied, 423 U.S. 1087 (1976). See also United States v. Brookshire, 514 F.2d 786 (10th Cir. 1975).

[cited in USAM 9-40.000]

Updated February 19, 2015