Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Current Parent Company: 
JPMorgan Chase
Penalty: 
$228,000,000
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve the company's role in anticompetitive activity in the municipal bond investments market and has agreed to pay a total of $228 million in restitution, penalties and disgorgement to federal and state agencies. As part of its agreement with the department, JPMorgan admits, acknowledges and accepts responsibility for illegal, anticompetitive conduct by its former employees. According to the non-prosecution agreement, from 2001 through 2006, certain former JPMorgan employees at its municipal derivatives desk, entered into unlawful agreements to manipulate the bidding process and rig bids on municipal investment and related contracts. These contracts were used to invest the proceeds of, or manage the risks associated with, bond issuances by municipalities and other public entities.

Year: 
2011
Date: 
7/7/11
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal: non-prosecution agreement
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
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Parent company note: 
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