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Bank of Ephraim fraud sparks federal battle

U.S. Attorney Paul Warner's office asked a judge Friday to order a federal agency to identify victims of a failed Utah bank whose deposits exceeded the insurance limit of $100,000.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is refusing to provide Warner a list of the account holders who lost money at the Bank of Ephraim.

In court papers, the agency contends it alone deserves any restitution and is the only victim of the bank's collapse, which was blamed on embezzlement and bad loans, including loans to polygamists along the Arizona border.