Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Morgan Stanley & Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Morgan Stanley
Penalty: 
$1,500,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
August 7, 2008
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
toxic securities abuses
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Morgan Stanley agreed to return the funds invested by various Massachusetts municipalities in Auction Rate Securities. This was in settlement of allegations it misled the investors that the securities were permissable investments under Massachusetts law.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
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: 
financial services
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Parent company note: 
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