The indictment of several Colombian men in January 2010 on money-laundering charges in a...

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The indictment of several Colombian men in January 2010 on money-laundering charges in a Brooklyn federal court attracted little attention, but it was a vital lead for authorities in their efforts to crack down on HSBC (HBC) for its lax compliance policies in an investigation that led to a $1.9B settlement last month. Reuters has the inside scoop.