U.S. files criminal information against HSBC


The U.S. Justice Department filed a felony criminal information against HSBC Holdings Plc's HSBC Bank USA in federal court in News York's Brooklyn on Tuesday.

The information is a widely expected precursor to a deferred prosecution agreement under which the bank would pay $1.9 billion to resolve money laundering charges.

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(Reporting By Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)