Signature Bank Faced Criminal Probe Ahead of Firm’s Collapse – Bloomberg

US prosecutors were investigating Signature Bank’s work with crypto clients before regulators suddenly seized the lender this past weekend, according to people familiar with the matter.

Justice Department investigators in Washington and Manhattan were examining whether the New York bank took sufficient steps to detect potential money laundering by clients — such as scrutinizing people opening accounts and monitoring transactions for signs of criminality, the people said. The Securities and Exchange Commission also was taking a look, two people said, asking not to be named because the inquiries are confidential.

Source: Signature Bank Faced Criminal Probe Ahead of Firm’s Collapse – Bloomberg