Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
Penalty: 
$300,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
April 1, 2009
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Violation Description: 

Take-Two Interactive agreed to pay $300,000 to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office as part of a settlement of allegations it had falsified business records concerning the issuance of stock options for executives, leading to compensation being fraudulently hidden from taxing authorities. The employees responsible pleaded guilty to criminal charges, the corporation was granted a settlement on the grounds its current management was uninvolved in the violations. The company also paid a $3 million penalty to the SEC; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-take-two-i...

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Manhattan (NY) District Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
New York
Facility County: 
New York
Facility City: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
entertainment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
interactive entertainment
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.