Braden Perry Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Citi Facing ‘Finders Keepers’ in Fighting $500 Million Ruling

Braden Perry Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Citi Facing ‘Finders Keepers’ in Fighting $500 Million Ruling

As Citigroup Inc. attempts to recover $504 million it accidentally sent to asset managers for Revlon Inc., a 30-year-old legal precedent is making it difficult to get the half billion-dollar decision overturned.

Last summer, instead of making an interest payment as administrative agent on the Revlon loan, Citibank paid the full outstanding $900 million out of its own pocket. Some of the recipients returned the money, while others did not.

“Citigroup has an uphill battle succeeding on an appeal,” said Braden Perry, a partner at Kennyhertz Perry and an expert on legal and regulatory matters. The judge found that the bank’s “six eyes” system, in which three people must approve a transaction, “broke down after a contractor checked the wrong box on a digital payment form,” he noted.

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