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British bank connected to cash laundering

A British bank schemed with the Iranian government to launder $250 billion from 2001 to 2007, leaving the U.S. financial system “vulnerable to terrorists,” New York’s financial regulator charged Monday.

State Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky signed an order that requires London-based Standard Chartered Bank to answer his questions following an investigation into “wire stripping,” the practice of removing crucial identifiers in financial transactions.

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