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Credit Suisse Group AG and BNP Paribas SA are at risk of being criminally charged by U.S. and state prosecutors, a person familiar with the matter said, signaling that authorities are taking a tougher approach as they seek to resolve probes of major banks.Credit Suisse since 2011 has been the target of a U.S. criminal probe into whether it helped Americans evade taxes. BNP Paribas fell the most in two months in Paris trading.Credit Suisse, the largest of 14 Swiss banks under U.S. criminal investigation, could resolve its negotiations with the Justice Department within the next month, according to another person familiar with the matter who didn't want to be identified because it wasn't public.The bank has been negotiating a deferred-prosecution agreement similar to one that UBS AG, the largest Swiss bank, reached with the Justice Department in 2009, according to the person.
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