Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol MCO)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Major Industry: 
information technology
Specific Industry: 
information services
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$880,250,0004
government-contracting-related offenses$300,0001
miscellaneous offenses$195,0001
employment-related offenses$13,8791
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
toxic securities abuses$864,000,0002
investor protection violation$16,250,0002
False Claims Act and related$300,0001
obstruction of justice$195,0001
wage and hour violation$13,8791

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Moody's Corporation toxic securities abuses 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $864,000,000
Moody's Corporation toxic securities abuses 2017 MULTI-AG (*) $426,500,000
Moody's Investors Service, Inc. investor protection violation 2018 SEC $15,000,000
Moody's Investors Service, Inc. investor protection violation 2018 SEC $1,250,000
Moody's Investors Service, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 CT-AG $300,000
Moody's Investors Service Inc obstruction of justice 2001 DOJ_ANTITRUST $195,000
Moody's KMV Company wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $13,879
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