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To: Chief Executive Officers, BSA Officers, and Compliance Officers of All National Banks; Federal Branches and Agencies; Technology Service Providers; Department and Division Heads; and All Examining Personnel

Description: Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Supporting Documentation

On June 13, 2007, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued new guidance addressing SAR Supporting Documentation (see attached). The guidance clarifies three issues: BSA regulatory requirements as they relate to supporting documentation, what constitutes "supporting documentation," and when legal process is required for supporting documentation disclosure.

Ann F. Jaedicke
Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Policy

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