Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HSBC Holdings plc HSBC Bank USA N.A.
Current Parent Company: 
HSBC
Penalty: 
$1,256,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
December 11, 2012
Primary Offense: 
anti-money-laundering deficiencies
Secondary Offense: 
economic sanction violation
Violation Description: 

HSBC Holdings plc and HSBC Bank USA N.A. agreed to forfeit $1.256 billion and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department for HSBC's alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.