Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merrill Lynch
Current Parent Company: 
Bank of America
Penalty: 
$475,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
January 16, 2009
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

In a case brought by the Ohio AG on behalf of the state teachers retirement system and other investors, Merrill Lynch agreed to pay $475 million to resolve allegations that investors suffered substantial losses when the company wrote down billions of dollars in assets backed by subprime mortgages.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Ohio Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Ohio
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
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