Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mellon Bank, N.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Bank of New York Mellon
Penalty: 
$16,500,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
June 28, 2007
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

Mellon Bank, N.A., agreed to pay an additional $16.5 million to settle claims related to the destruction of tens of thousands of individual tax returns and checks in 2001 that the bank was supposed to process as an agent for the Treasury Department.

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: 
New York
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.