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Company: Computer Associates International, Inc.
Current Parent CompanyBroadcom
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Penalty: $225,000,000
Year: 2004
Date: September 22, 2004
Offense Group: financial offenses
Primary Offense: accounting fraud or deficiencies
Mega-ScandalEarly 2000s Accounting Scandals
Violation Description: Computer Associates International, Inc. agreed to pay $225 million in restitution to shareholders to settle SEC allegations that from 1998 to 2000 the company fraudulently kept its books open to record revenue from contracts executed after the quarter ended in order to meet Wall Street quarterly earnings estimates. The Justice Department case was brought jointly with a civil SEC case.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
Prosecution Agreement: deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Current Parent: electronic equipment
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