Frontlist | Nearly $900 million gaffe occurred in Citigroup
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday said Citigroup Inc C.N is not entitled to recoup half a billion dollars of its own money that it mistakenly wired lenders of Revlon Inc, in what he called “a banking error of perhaps unprecedented nature and magnitude.”
U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said the Aug. 11, 2020, transfers were “final and complete transactions, not subject to revocation.”
Citigroup plans to appeal. “We believe we are entitled to the funds and will continue to pursue a complete recovery of them,” a spokeswoman said.