HSBC won’t have to release money-laundering report: suit

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July 12 2017

HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, won a major victory on Wednesday when a New York federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s decision to release a potentially damaging report detailing the bank’s money-laundering practices. Judge John Gleeson, an ex-Brooklyn federal judge, had “exceeded” the authority of his court by ordering parts of the report be made public, wrote Judge Robert Katzmann.  The decision is a blow to Dean Moore, a Pennsylvania chemist who first asked a judge to unseal the report because he thought it related to a mortgage issue he was having.