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The FBI isn't too tickled with having more fingers than it can handle. It says its fingerprint operation is facing a 27-day, 400,000-print, logjam -- impeding the criminal justice system and allowing fugitives to be released before being identified. So the FBI says it will suspend its fingerprint service for banks and other financial employers for one year. When the FBI resumes the service, it will charge $11-$12 per fingerprint card to allow it to hire more workers.

The American Bankers Association says the move means banks may not be able to comply with a US law that forbids hiring anyone convicted of crimes involving dishonesty of breach of trust.m

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