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The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that the president of financial services firm Carr Miller Capital LLC (CMC), Everett Miller, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of securities fraud and one count of tax evasion.

Published in Financial Integrity

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that former Bank of America managing director for municipal derivatives Phillip Murphy has been sentenced to serve 26 months in prison for his involvement in a "conspiracy and scheme to defraud related to bidding for contracts for the investment of municipal bond proceeds and other municipal finance contracts". According to the DoJ, Mr Murphy participated in the fraud conspiracies and schemes with various financial institutions and brokers, including Rubin/Chambers Dunhill Insurance Services Inc (CDR Financial Products), over a period between 1988 and 2006.

Published in Financial Integrity

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Swiss Bank Vadian Bank AG (Vadian) has reached a resolution with the DoJ over allegations that Vadian "knew or believed that many of its [US] accountholders were not complying with their [US] tax obligations, and Vadian would and did assist those clients to conceal assets and income from the [Internal Revenue Service]".

Published in Financial Integrity

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank) has been ordered to pay a civil penalty of US$800 million to settle charges that it "routinely engaged in acts of false reporting" and "engaged in manipulative conduct to benefit cash and derivatives trading positions that were priced off of [the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) or the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor)].

Published in Financial Integrity

Banks Fined for Potentially Misleading Advertising

18 Sep 2014
Written by World Watch

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced that it has fined the following financial services providers for making potentially misleading representations to consumers:

Published in Consumer Protection

The United States Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that it has ordered (15 September 2014) Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Morgan Stanley) to pay disgorgement and a US$280,000 penalty after finding that the futures commission merchant "failed to diligently supervise" workers' opening and handling of accounts held in the name of a group of entities that purported to have operations in a jurisdiction deemed "high-risk" under Morgan Stanley's compliance procedures.

Published in Financial Integrity

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has announced that Horizon Energy has agreed to "reduce its future earnings" as part of a settlement agreement, after the electricity distributor exceeded its annual price path by NZ$645,686 or approximately 3% in 2011-12.

Published in Financial Integrity

Deutsche Bank Fined for Reporting Failures

04 Sep 2014
Written by World Watch

The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it has fined (21 August 2014) Deutsche Bank's London branch (Deutsche) £4,718,800 for "incorrectly reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013".

Published in Financial Integrity

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced a settlement agreement (undated) reached between Bank of America Corporation and two associated entities (together, BofA) and several United States federal and state authorities, the largest settlement in US history to be reached with one institution.

Published in Financial Integrity

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has "end[ed] a decade of administrative and judicial proceedings by EPA and [the US Department of Justice]" with a settlement agreement under which fuel retailing business owner Robert Duncan and associated companies have paid almost US$2.9 million.

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