Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
General Electric
Current Parent Company: 
General Electric
Penalty: 
$1,500,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
April 12, 2019
Primary Offense: 
toxic securities abuses
Violation Description: 

General Electric agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1.5 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) to resolve claims involving subprime residential mortgage loans originated by WMC Mortgage, a GE subsidiary. WMC, GE, and their affiliates allegedly misrepresented the quality of WMC's loans and the extent of WMC's internal quality and fraud controls in connection with the marketing and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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