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France Telecom suicides: Ex-CEO Didier Lombard, other executives jailed
Didier LombardDecember 20, 2019 ET
The ex-boss of France Télécom and two former executives have been jailed over a moral harassment policy linked to suicides among employees in the 2000s.
Westpac ordered to pay $9.15 million fine for 22 breaches of Corporations Act
Westpac banking corporationDecember 20, 2019 ET
The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Westpac Banking Corporation to pay a penalty of $9.15 million in respect of 22 contraventions of section 961K of the Corporations Act (the Act), and to pay ASIC’s costs of the proceeding.
MetLife to pay $10 million fine for longstanding internal control failures
MetLifeDecember 20, 2019 ET
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged MetLife, Inc. with violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the federal securities laws relating to two errors in its accounting for reserves associated with its annuities businesses.
SNC-Lavalin fined for bribes to Libyan officials
SNC-LavalinDecember 19, 2019 ET
SNC-Lavalin was fined CAN$280 million stemming from bribes made to Muammar Gaddafi’s Libyan regime from 2001 to 2011.
Daimler to pay $20 million fine over U.S. vehicle recalls
DaimlerDecember 19, 2019 ET
Mercedes-Benz USA has agreed to a $20 million civil penalty over its handling of U.S. vehicle recalls after a year-long U.S. government investigation into 1.4 million recalled vehicles.
Big banks settle Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bond rigging litigation in U.S.
Fannie MaeDecember 18, 2019 ET
Thirteen prominent banks and financial services companies agreed to pay $337 million to resolve claims by investors that they conspired to rig prices of bonds issued by mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a decade.
Samsung chairman Lee Sang-hoon sentenced to 18 months in jail
Lee Sang-hoonDecember 18, 2019 ET
The chairman of Samsung Electronics\'s board Lee Sang-hoon was convicted of violating South Korean labor union laws and sentenced to 18 months in jail.
SEC charges former Goldman Sachs executive Tim Leissner with FCPA violations
Tim LeissnerDecember 17, 2019 ET
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Tim Leissner for engaging in a corruption scheme, by which he obtained millions of dollars by paying unlawful bribes to various government officials to secure lucrative contracts for Goldman Sachs.
Bundeskartellamt fines steel manufacturers for quarto steel plate cartel
ThyssenkruppDecember 13, 2019 ET
The Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totalling around 646 million euros on Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG and voestalpine Grobblech GmbH as well as three individuals responsible for exchanging information on and agreeing certain price supplements and surcharges for quarto plates in Germany.
U.S. fines HSBC’s private Swiss banking arm
HSBCDecember 12, 2019 ET
HSBC Holdings’s Swiss private banking arm has agreed to fork over nearly $200 million in unpaid taxes, improper fees and fines after confessing to helping Americans evade federal taxes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
France fines Morgan Stanley $22 million for manipulating sovereign bonds
Morgan StanleyDecember 10, 2019 ET
France’s markets watchdog AMF said on Tuesday it has fined U.S bank Morgan Stanley (MS.N) 20 million euros ($22 million) for manipulation of sovereign bonds.
Jefferies to pay nearly $4 million fine for improper handling of ADRs
JefferiesDecember 10, 2019 ET
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that broker-dealer Jefferies LLC will pay nearly $4 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
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