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Company: Morgan Stanley & Co.
Current Parent CompanyMorgan Stanley
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Penalty: $12,500,000
Year: 2007
Date: September 27, 2007
Offense Group: financial offenses
Primary Offense: investor protection violation
Secondary Offense: financial institution supervision failures
Violation Description: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced a settlement with Morgan Stanley & Co. to resolve charges that the firm's former affiliate, Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., failed on numerous occasions to provide emails to claimants in arbitration proceedings as well as to regulators - while representing that the destruction of the firm's email servers in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center resulted in the loss of all pre-9/11 email. In fact, the firm had millions of pre-9/11 emails that had been restored to the firm's active email system using back-up tapes that had been stored in another location. The settlement provided for distribution of $9.5 million to two groups of customers who had arbitration claims against the firm. FINRA also imposed a $3 million fine on the firm for its failure to provide pre-9/11 emails and updates to a supervisory manual.
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: New York
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: financial services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: financial services
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