Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Societe Generale S.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Societe Generale
Penalty: 
$860,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
June 4, 2018
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Secondary Offense: 
interest rate benchmark manipulation
Violation Description: 

Societe Generale S.A. and its wholly owned subsidiary SGA Societe Generale Acceptance N.V. agreed to pay a combined total penalty of more than $860?million to resolve charges with criminal authorities in the United States and France, including $585?million relating to a multi-year scheme to pay bribes to officials in Libya and $275 million for violations arising from its manipulation of the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR), one of the world's leading benchmark interest rates.? SGA Societe Generale Acceptance N.V. agreed to plead guilty in the Eastern District of New York in connection with the resolution of the foreign bribery case.??Societe Generale entered into a deferred prosecution agreement in connection with the FCPA charge.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
plea & deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.