Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has announced the distribution of a $536 million settlement with Credit Suisse Group; half of the total was divided between New York City and New York State.

The settlement ended a five-year investigation in which government officials said Credit Suisse helped clients in Iran and elsewhere conduct financial transactions in secret.

The Swiss banking company conducted transactions originating from Iran, Libya, Sudan, Burma and Cuba.

Credit Suisse agreed to the settlement this month as one of several banks accused in a long-running investigation that has netted roughly $1 billion in fines.

Credit Suisse, which paid the biggest fine, obtained a 24-month, deferred prosecution agreement, meaning it could face criminal prosecution if further problems occur.

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