Violation Tracker Individual Record

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Goldman Sachs
October 22, 2020
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad bribe scheme, and as part of coordinated resolutions, it has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle the SEC's charges. The SEC penalty amount is included in the $2.9 billion criminal case announced by the Justice Department. See the deferred prosecution agreement posted at

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Securities and Exchange Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
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.