RBS Securities Inc. Agrees to Pay $35 Million Penalty Related to Securities Fraud Scheme

October 26, 2017

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Christy Goldsmith Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that global securities firm RBS Securities Inc. and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have entered into a non-prosecution agreement relating to RBS’s fraudulent trading through its now-defunct U.S. Asset-Backed Securities, Mortgage-Backed Securities and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Trading group. As part of this agreement, RBS will pay a monetary penalty of $35 million and pay more than $9 million of restitution to victim customers, which include firms affiliated with recipients of federal bailout funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.