Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Citi Smith Barney
Current Parent Company: 
Citigroup
Penalty: 
$7,100,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
August 7, 2008
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

Citigroup agreed to buy back $7 billion in securities and pay $100 million in penalties as part of the resolution of multistate litigation alleging it misled customers in the marketing and sale of auction rate securities.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking & securities
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.