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(Bloomberg) -- Swiss bank UBS Group AG is facing a new investigation by the U.S. into whether it helped Americans evade taxes through the use of securities that let owners conceal their identity, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Justice Department and Marsha Askins, a New York-based spokeswoman for UBS, declined to comment.

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