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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Western Union
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol WU)
Headquartered in: Colorado
Major Industry: financial services
Specific Industry: financial services
Penalty total since 2000$1,271,959,508
Number of records: 13
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$748,409,5086
consumer-protection-related offenses$523,539,0006
safety-related offenses$11,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
anti-money-laundering deficiencies$748,000,0004
consumer protection violation$523,539,0006
economic sanction violation$409,5082
workplace safety or health violation$11,0001
Notes: 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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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Western Union Companyanti-money-laundering deficiencies2017DOJ_CRIMINAL$586,000,000
Western Union Co.consumer protection violation2000private lawsuit-federal$375,000,000
Western Union Co.consumer protection violation2016private lawsuit-federal$133,000,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc.anti-money-laundering deficiencies2010MULTI-AG$94,000,000
Western Unionanti-money-laundering deficiencies2018NY-DFS$60,000,000
Western Union Financial Servicesconsumer protection violation2005MULTI-AG$8,529,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc.anti-money-laundering deficiencies2002NY-DFS$8,000,000
Western Union Co.consumer protection violation2017MULTI-AG$5,000,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc.consumer protection violation2008AZ-DIFI$2,000,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc.economic sanction violation2019OFAC$401,697
WESTERN UNIONworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$11,000
Western Union International Services LLCconsumer protection violation2019FL-OFR$10,000
Ruesch International, Inc.economic sanction violation2004OFAC$7,811
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.