Violation Tracker Individual Record

Ernst & Young LLP
Current Parent Company: 
Ernst & Young
March 1, 2013
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Violation Description: 

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Internal Revenue Service announced that Ernst & Young LLP admitted wrongful conduct by certain E&Y partners and employees in connection with the firm's participation, from 1999 to 2004, in four tax shelters that were used by approximately 200 E&Y clients in an effort to defer, reduce, or eliminate tax liabilities of more than $2 billion.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
business services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
business services
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Parent company note: 
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