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American Bank of Oklahoma settles redlining case for $1.5M

American Bank of Oklahoma has agreed to invest $1.5 million in credit opportunities for neighborhoods of color in the Tulsa metropolitan area as a settlement with the Department of Justice in an alleged redlining case. The bank denies the allegations. 

The DOJ complaint, filed in federal court, claims that the bank failed to provide mortgage lending services from 2017 through at least 2021 in neighborhoods in and around Tulsa, including those that were the site of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. 

According to the complaint, all branches and loan production officers were in majority-white details ⇒

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