Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
RBC Capital Markets Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Bank of Canada
Penalty: 
$135,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
April 27, 2010
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
financial institution supervision failures
Violation Description: 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined five broker-dealers a total of $385,000 for the illegal sale of more than 8 billion shares of penny stock on behalf of their customers. Most of those illegal sales involved one penny stock company, Universal Express Inc.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Canada
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
Notes: 

FINRA is a securities industry self-regulatory body authorized by the federal government.

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Parent company note: 
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