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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
Current Parent CompanyS&P Global
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Penalty: $687,500,000
Year: 2015
Date: February 3, 2015
Offense Group: financial offenses
Primary Offense: toxic securities abuses
Violation Description: Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC agreed to pay $687.5 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it inflated ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities and structured investment vehicle notes. This was part of a larger $1.375 billion settlement also involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at (click here)
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
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: information technology
Specific Industry of Current Parent: information services
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.