WASHINGTON - National-bank supervisors have broadened the criteria used to select institutions for intensive exams of their money-laundering programs, a representative of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Tuesday.

National banks that do significant amounts of business in 15 countries recently identified by the Financial Action Task Force of Paris as unwilling or unable to enforce money-laundering laws face an increased likelihood of intensive regulatory scrutiny, OCC compliance specialist Thomas D. Fleming said at a conference sponsored by the American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association.

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