Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Goldman Sachs
Current Parent Company: 
Goldman Sachs
Penalty: 
$225,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
April 11, 2016
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
toxic securities abuses
Violation Description: 

Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $225 million to three states to settle litigation concerning the origination and sale of toxic securities in the period leading up to the financial crisis. The three states and the amounts were: California ($10 million), Illinois ($25 million), and New York ($190 million). This was part of a larger $5 billion settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-goldman-sa...

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.