Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Moody's Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Moody's
Penalty: 
$864,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 13, 2017
Primary Offense: 
toxic securities abuses
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice, 21 states, and the District of Columbia reached a nearly $864 million settlement agreement with Moody's Investors Service Inc., Moody's Analytics Inc., and their parent, Moody's Corporation resolving allegations arising from Moody's role in providing flawed credit ratings for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) and Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) that contributed to the financial crisis.

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: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
information services
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Parent company note: 
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