Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Moody's Investors Service Inc
Current Parent Company: 
Moody's
Penalty: 
$195,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
April 10, 2001
Primary Offense: 
obstruction of justice
Violation Description: 

Moody's Investors Service Inc., one of the largest credit ratings agencies in the United States, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay a $195,000 criminal fine for obstructing justice by destroying documents called for during an antitrust investigation.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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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