Public Entitled To HSBC Monitor Report, 2nd Circ. Told

By Jody Godoy (October 20, 2016, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The public has the same right to see a compliance monitor's report tracking HSBC's efforts to combat money laundering as it would a plea deal, a man seeking access to the reports told the Second Circuit on Thursday.

The case deals with a deferred prosecution agreement letting HSBC Bank USA NA escape criminal charges in exchange for compliance efforts and a $1.26 billion settlement. The bank and the U.S. Department of Justice have appealed an order unsealing a report on those measures. Hubert Dean Moore Jr. argues that U.S. District Judge John Gleeson was correct that while such agreements are a...

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