Right away three the U.S. agencies announced on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to reach the agreement with JPMorgan Chase for the end of the criminal prosecution of the bank in exchange for the payment of multimillion fines. In total, the company must pay the US government more than $ 920 million.
Statement from the Freight Exchange Commission (CFTC) said that the bank has been involved in the illegal manipulation of precious metals prices and the futures contracts of the Ministry of Finance for at least eight years, creating “thousands of orders” to buy / sell the above assets, which no one was going to perform. Such practice was banned in the United States in 2008, immediately after the onset of the global financial crisis. However, the US bank continued to use it for its own benefit said in a statement by the Commission. At the same time, the Securities and the Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice announced the termination of the prosecution in exchange for a fine.
As the conclusion, JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fine in CTFC history for the manipulations of this kind. Mentioned amount includes of $ 311.7 million in damages (also the largest fine), $ 172 million as the refund to the state of all proceeds from illegal agreements and $ 436.4 million fine to the civil lawsuits.
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