Thursday, October 23, 2008

Letter threats to Chase grow past 30

At least 30 Chase bank offices in nine U.S. states have been targeted by threatening letters, many of them containing an unidentified powder.

At least five Chase branches in Colorado and Oklahoma received the letters on Monday and some contained a white powder.

The powder was harmless.

The letters have been received at branches in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Colorado, Georgia and Texas.

JPMorgan Chase & Co last week surpassed Citigroup Inc to became the largest U.S. bank. It has aggressively acquired other assets as the financial system has weakened, including the banking assets of Washington Mutual Inc.

The letters have also been sent to other 20 other capitalist institutions.

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