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Mexico Said to Interview Citigroup Workers in Fraud Probe

Mexican authorities questioned Citigroup Inc. employees and seized records from Oceanografia SA to examine how the bank allegedly was cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars, two government officials said.

Credit-department workers at Citigroup’s Banamex unit were interviewed as people with information about the case rather than as suspects, according to the officials, who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to discuss the probe by Mexico Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam. Authorities also searched Oceanografia’s offices in Ciudad del Carmen on the Gulf coast for auditing documents, one of the people said.