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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Division of Supervision

550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429

Special Alert
August 1, 1995
SUBJECT: Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations In The United States Without

Federal National Investment Bank
15336 Roscoe Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA


Metro Bank²
15515 San Fernando Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA




The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has advised that the following entities may be conducting a
banking business in the United States illegally or without authorization.


First Eastern Bank¹
Marine Merchant Bank, Ltd.
Turks and Caicos Islands


National Banc Republic of Georgia, Ltd.
1082 Lincoln Avenue
Willow Glen
San Jose, CA


Marine Merchant International, Ltd.
67 Wall Street
New York, NY


Sovereign Nations Central Bank
Post Office Box 250
Wyandotte, OK


1. Checks issued by First Eastern Bank, drawn on Doha Bank Limited, New York, New York, are
worthless. Doha Bank Limited has advised that no such customer relationship exists.
2. Not associated with Metrobank (one word), headquartered in Los Angeles, a licensed bank in the
State of California.

Any proposed transactions involving any of these entities should be viewed with extreme caution. Please
forward any information concerning these entities to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th
Street, N.W., Room F-612, Washington, D.C. 20429.
Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.
Acting Director

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information
Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).