Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merrill Lynch
Current Parent Company: 
Bank of America
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
January 25, 2011
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations of securities fraud for misusing customer order information to place proprietary trades for the firm and for charging customers undisclosed trading fees.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Securities and Exchange Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
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