On February 25, the OCC, in coordination with FinCEN, announced that it took action against a Florida-based wealth management firm and private bank for allegedly violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). According to the OCC, the bank failed to maintain an effective BSA/AML compliance program, thus violating its 2010 agreement with the OCC to “revise its policies, procedures, and systems related to the BSA/AML laws and regulations (‘BSA/AML Compliance Program’), and, among other things, address weaknesses with the Bank’s BSA/AML Compliance programs, including a lack of internal controls necessary to ensure effective and timely customer identification, risk assessment, monitoring, validation, and suspicious activity reports (‘SARs’).” Without admitting or denying any wrongdoing, the bank agreed to pay a total of $4 million in civil penalties, with $2.5 million to be paid directly to the OCC and, pursuant to FinCEN’s separately announced civil money penalty, $1.5 to be paid to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.