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Company: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. 
Current Parent CompanyBank of America
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Penalty: $15,200,000
Year: 2022
Date: June 2, 2022
Offense Group: financial offenses
Primary Offense: investor protection violation
Violation Description: FINRA ordered Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. to pay more than $15.2 million in restitution and interest to thousands of customers who purchased Class C mutual fund shares when Class A shares were available at substantially lower costs.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: financial services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: banking
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