Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Williams Power Company Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
JPMorgan Chase
Penalty: 
$50,000,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
February 22, 2006
Primary Offense: 
data submission deficiencies
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Williams Power Company Inc. entered into an agreement with the government resolving an ongoing federal investigation into the submission of knowingly inaccurate reports by the company concerning a commodities market. Williams Power was subsequently sold to a subsidiary of Bear Stearns, which later was acquired by JPMorgan Chase.

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