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Adviser to EPA chief cited for federal banking violations


August 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking political appointee at the Environmental Protection Agency has been cited by federal financial regulators for unspecified violations while serving as the top executive at a community bank in Oklahoma.

Albert "Kell" Kelly was hired earlier this year as a senior adviser to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Kelly was previously the chairman of Tulsa-based SpiritBank, where he worked as an executive for 34 years.

An order disclosed Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation bars Kelly from working for any U.S. financial institution after regulators dete...

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