Prosecutor Alberto Nisman filed a 502-page indictment detailing the accusations in federal court. By Dialogo May 31, 2013 A copy of his filing will be sent to legal authorities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. A top Argentine prosecutor formally accused Iran on May 29 of opening secret intelligence stations in several South American countries to plan and conduct terror attacks. A bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires two years earlier, in 1992, killed 29 people and wounded 200 others. Argentine courts have charged eight current and former senior Iranian officials in the bombing, including Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and former president Ali Rafsanjani. In those countries, “there are strong… indications that said infiltration and installation of intelligence stations have taken place,” Nisman said. “I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations – in other words espionage bases – destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against AMIA,” Nisman told reporters. The prosecutor’s filing came after Iran approved a memorandum of understanding with Argentina last week on forming a truth commission to investigate the AMIA bombing. Nisman is in charge of investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people in the worst attack of its kind ever in Argentina. Tehran and Buenos Aires withdrew their ambassadors after the charges were filed against the Iranians. Iran has denied that its former or current officials were involved in the attack. Nisman urged Interpol to “take further measures in order to ensure the arrest of all eight defendants in the AMIA bombing with an international arrest warrant.” “We warn about… the possibility” that attacks could take place in those countries, “but those countries are the ones that must decide how to proceed.” Argentina’s Congress approved the agreement, but the political opposition and representatives of the country’s 300,000-strong Jewish community strenuously oppose it.
Greensburg, In. — Archie M. Brown, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of MainSource Financial Group, Inc. announced today the unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2017. For the three months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded net income of $11.1 million, or $0.43 per common share, compared to net income of $11.7 million, or $0.48 per common share, in the third quarter of 2016. During the third quarter of 2017 the Company recorded $3.0 million of expenses related to the FCB Bancorp, Inc. acquisition and the upcoming merger with First Financial Bancorp. In addition, the Company also recorded a charge of $1.2 million related to the closing of seven branches. These items reduced earnings per share by $0.11. During the third quarter of 2016, the Company recorded $0.6 million of expenses related to the Cheviot Financial Corp acquisition which reduced earnings per share by $0.02.Brown said, “I am very pleased with our operating results for the third quarter of 2017. Our operating earnings per share of $0.54 were the highest in the history of the Company and represented an 8% increase on an operating basis over the prior year. The primary driver for the increase in earnings was the acquisition of FCB in the second quarter of this year. We have fully completed the integration of FCB and it is performing to our expectations. Also contributing to our strong quarter was our excellent credit quality. Non-performing assets remain at a very low level and the overall level of problem loans declined significantly from the previous quarter.”Total assets were $4.6 billion at September 30, 2017, which represents a $588 million increase from a year ago. The increase in assets was primarily related to the acquisition of FCB ($524 million) and organic loan growth over the past twelve months. Loan balances increased by $21 million organically on a linked quarter basis, or 3% on an annualized basis The Company’s regulatory capital ratios remain strong and as of September 30, 2017 were as follows: leverage ratio of 9.5%, tier one capital to risk-weighted assets of 12.8%, common equity tier one capital ratio of 11.3%, and total capital to risk-weighted assets of 13.4%. In addition, as of September 30, 2017, the Company’s tangible common equity ratio was 8.4% compared to 8.3% as of June 30, 2017.