A Justice Department investigation into the transfer of millions of dollars out of Mexico by the brother of the former Mexican president has thrown a spotlight on Citicorp's international private banking business.

A Citicorp spokesman declined to comment on reports that the bank helped Raul Salinas, brother of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas, to transfer more than $100 million out of Mexico to accounts in Switzerland and other countries. Raul Salinas is under arrest in Mexico, and Carlos Salinas reportedly has gone into hiding.

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