If I remember correctly, Newt casts Petrificus Totalus on a No-Maj Muggle bank manager.

The guy obviously knew what was happening, seeing that he muttered a strained "Kowalski" while Petrified. I'd expect that the flash of light from Newt's wand was obvious too.

What happened to him? Was he Obliviated immediately after or at all?

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    They used him as a doorstop.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 9:44

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The bank manager in question is Mr Bingley.

Mr Bingley retains his memories of the 'bank robbery' and his experience with the Full Body-Bind Curse until the end of the movie (about 2 days in movie time) when Frank the Thunderbird dispersed Swooping Evil venom over New York.

Mr Bingely was in the shower at the time, and subsequently lost all of his memories of the past few days.

Mr Bingely in the shower, losing his memories.

Taken from the script of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (found online here):

Mr. Bingley, the bank manager, stands in his bathroom taking a shower. As the water trickles over him, he too is Obliviated. We see Bingley’s wife, brushing her teeth, her expression vacant, carefree.

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    So that's who the guy in the shower was. Great find - accepted.
    – Voronwé
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 12:42
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    Only thing that would make that better is if the wife saw the obliviator and said "Hi Liza." And the obliviator said "Hi Jane." Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 19:03

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