``The Justice Department and SEC are examining whether JPMorgan hired the children and other relatives of well-connected politicians and clients in hopes of steering business to the firm, possibly violating anti-bribery laws, a person with knowledge of the investigation said in August.

"The firm is cooperating with these investigations," the New York-based bank said in the filing today. "Separate inquiries on these or similar topics have been made by other authorities, including authorities in other jurisdictions, and the firm is responding to those inquiries."''

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