Mexico's National Bank and Securities Commission
(CNBV) said the investigation found another company with under
$30 million in fraudulent loans.
Citigroup <C.N> in February said it found $400 million in bad
loans at Banamex, Mexico's No.2 bank by assets, made to
Oceanografia and backed by apparently fraudulent invoices to
state-owned oil company Pemex.
Citi, in the course of reviewing over $14 billion in financing,
found a second company that had also received loans backed by
Pemex receivables that had "similar issues" to Oceanografia,
Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach said on a call discussing
the bank's first-quarter results.
Mexico's CNBV is investigating whether the second company has
similar loans with other banks, the regulator's statement said.
The CNBV said it is close to completing an investigation of
Banamex's controls and processes.
(Reporting by Elinor Comlay; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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