NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of BNP Paribas SA (BNPQY)  closed down -3.93% to $34.67 after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department is pushing the French bank to pay over $10 billion to resolve a criminal probe into allegations it evaded U.S. sanctions against Iran and other countries for years.

That which would represent one of the largest penalties ever imposed on a bank, sources told the Journal.

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