Cease-and-desist order

Definition:

An order issued after notice and opportunity for hearing, requiring a depository institution, a holding company or a depository institution official to terminate unlawful, unsafe or unsound banking practices. Cease-and-desist orders are issued by the appropriate federal regulatory agencies under the Financial Institutions Supervisory Act and can be enforced directly by the courts.

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Tax evasion

Illegal by reducing tax burden by underreporting income, overstating deductions, or using illegal tax shelters.

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