Wells Fargo to pay $97 mln for sanctions compliance failures

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March 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Thursday fined Wells Fargo & Co about $97.8 million for inadequate oversight of its sanctions compliance risks from 2010 to 2015.

The Fed said the bank's deficient oversight enabled it to violate U.S. sanctions by providing a trade finance platform to a foreign bank that used it to process $532 million in prohibited transactions.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control also imposed a separate penalty on Wells Fargo for the violations, the Fed said in a release, adding that the total fine is about $97.8 million. (Reporting by Hannah Lang in Washington; Editing by Richard Chang)