12 U.S.C. § 3420Grand jury information;
notification of certain persons prohibited
- Financial records about a customer obtained from a financial
institution pursuant to a subpena issued under the authority of a Federal
- shall be returned and actually presented to the grand jury
the volume of such records makes such return and actual pr in which case the
grand jury shall be provided with a description of the contents of the
- shall be used only for the purpose of considering whether to issue
indictment or presentment by that grand jury, or of prosecuting a crime for
that indictment or presentment is issued, or for a purpose authorized by
6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure;
- shall be destroyed or returned to the financial institution if not
used for one of the purposes specified in paragraph (2); and
- shall not be maintained, or a description of the contents of such
records shall not be maintained by any Government authority other than in
sealed records of the grand jury, unless such record has been used in the
prosecution of a crime for which the grand jury issued an indictment or
presentment or for a purpose authorized by rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of
- No officer, director, partner, employee, or shareholder
or agent or attorney for, a financial institution shall, directly or
notify any person named in a grand jury subpoena served on such institution
connection with an investigation relating to a possible--
- crime against any financial institution or supervisory
crime involving a violation of the Controlled Substance Act [21 U.S.C.A.
801 et seq.], the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act [21 U.S.C.A.
et seq.], section 1956 or 1957 of Title 18, sections 5313, 5316, and 5324 of
Title 31, or section 6050I of Title 26; or
- conspiracy to commit such a crime, about the existence or contents or
subpoena, or information that has been furnished to the grand jury in
to such subpoena.
- Section 1818 of this title and section 1786(k)(2) of this title shall
to any violation of this subsection.