U.S. Prosecutors are Said to Be Investigating Japan’s MUFG: NYT

Japan’s largest bank has already been penalized by the State of New York for letting countries on sanctions lists like Iran and Myanmar route payments through its systems, but a current inquiry is more serious: It’s a federal case involving North Korea.

The bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan late last year as it was locked in a court fight with the New York Department of Financial Services, according to two people who were briefed on the investigation but not permitted to speak publicly. That litigation involves the department’s attempts to punish the bank, known as MUFG, for breaking anti-money-laundering rules. = Continue Reading – Click Here =