[JURIST] The US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York [official website] entered into a deferred prosecution agreement [text, PDF] with JP Morgan Chase & Co. [corporate website] on Tuesday, which stipulates the bank will pay $1.7 billion to the US government for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. A criminal complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, charging JP Morgan with two violations of the Bank Secrecy...

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