Order to Cease and Desist Issued to Murad Hashim Becomes Final

September 29, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia — On September 22, 2014, an Order to Cease and Desist issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) to Murad Hashim became final.

This Order to Cease and Desist was issued by the Department after it obtained evidence, during the course of an examination of Exxon Food Mart, showing that it is unlawful for Murad Hashim to be employed in the Georgia check cashing industry.


Rod Carnes
Deputy Commissioner for Non-Depository Financial Institutions
Phone: (770) 986-1371
E-mail: rodc@dbf.state.ga.us


The Department is the state agency that regulates and examines Georgia state-chartered banks, state-chartered credit unions, and state-chartered trust companies. The Department also has responsibility for the supervision, regulation, and examination of Merchant Acquirer Limited Purpose Banks (MALPBs) chartered in Georgia.  In addition, the Department has regulatory and/or licensing authority over mortgage brokers, lenders and processors, mortgage loan originators, check cashers, sellers of payment instruments, money transmitters, international banking organizations, and bank holding companies conducting business in Georgia.