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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Credit Suisse
Current Parent CompanyCredit Suisse
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Penalty: $5,280,000,000
Year: 2017
Date: January 18, 2017
Offense Group: financial offenses
Primary Offense: toxic securities abuses
Violation Description: The Justice Department announced a $5.28 billion settlement with Credit Suisse related to its conduct in the packaging, securitization, issuance, marketing and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2005 and 2007. The resolution required Credit Suisse to pay $2.48 billion as a civil penalty under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). It also required the bank to provide $2.8 billion in other relief, including relief to underwater homeowners, distressed borrowers and affected communities, in the form of loan forgiveness and financing for affordable housing.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: Switzerland
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: financial services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: banking & securities
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