Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
MF Global Holdings Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
MF Global
Penalty: 
$1,312,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
December 24, 2014
Primary Offense: 
securities issuance or trading violation
Secondary Offense: 
financial institution supervision failures
Violation Description: 

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission obtained a federal court consent Order against MF Global Holdings Ltd. requiring it to pay $1.212 billion in restitution or such amount as necessary to ensure that claims of customers of its subsidiary, MF Global Inc., are paid in full. The CFTC previously filed and settled charges against MFGI for misuse of customer funds and related supervisory failures in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC Regulations. MFGI was required to pay $1.212 billion in restitution to its customers, as well as a $100 million penalty.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
out of business
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
derivatives brokerage
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Parent company note: 
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