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30 Scandals That Cost Companies Billions in Fines

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10. Citigroup
> Fine or settlement amount: $7,100,000,000
> Agency imposing fine: Multi-state AGs
> Reason: Settlement to resolve claims related to its packaging, securitization, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities

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9. Deutsche Bank
> Fine or settlement amount: $7,200,000,000
> Agency imposing fine: US DOJ
> Reason: Settlement to resolve claims DB misled investors in the packaging, securitization, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities

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8. McKesson Corporation
> Fine or settlement amount: $8,001,000,000
> Agency imposing fine: Multi-state AGs
> Reason: Agreement to resolve investigations and litigation over its role in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic

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7. Purdue Pharma LP
> Fine or settlement amount: $8,344,000,000
> Agency imposing fine: US DOJ
> Reason: Criminal and civil settlement for its role in the opioid crisis

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6. BNP Paribas
> Fine or settlement amount: $8,973,600,000
> Agency imposing fine: US DOJ
> Reason: Sentenced for unlawfully opening the US financial markets to Sudan, Iran, and Cuba, which are sanctioned countries

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