The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has filed a civil suit seeking $32 million in damages from six former Integra Bank officers, alleging that they showed “negligence, gross negligence and breaches of fiduciary duty” with respect to the bank’s lending policies.
The suit, filed late last month in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, names as defendants Michael Vea, Bradley Stevens, Raymond Beck, Archie Brown, Ward Clark and Roger D. Watson. All of the defendants had left the bank by February 2010, and all now live outside of Evansville, according to the suit.
Integra failed on July 29, 2011, and the estimated cost to the FDIC’s Deposit Insurance Fund was $227.4 million. Money for this fund comes from premiums paid by FDIC-member financial institutions.
In the suit, the FDIC details 11 different loans to seven different borrowers, saying that these loans exemplify the defendants’ “negligence, gross negligence, and breaches of their fiduciary duties in their numerous, repeated, and obvious violations of the Credit Risk Policy, underwriting requirements, banking regulations, and prudent, safe, and sound banking practices.”
Losses from these 11 loans, the FDIC alleges, caused damages of approximately $32 million.
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