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British Airways penalised over delayed COVID refunds

June 2, 2023
British Airways will pay half of a $1.1mln (£0.88mln) fine to the U.S. government after failing to issue refunds for flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Indian official fined $640 for draining reservoir to retrieve phone

Governor Parson declaring drought alert in Missouri

Former Wells Fargo senior executive Carrie Tolstedt agrees to settle $3 million SEC fraud charges

June 2, 2023
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced its settlement with the former head of Wells Fargo ’s Community Bank, Carrie L. Tolstedt, in which she has agreed to pay a $3 million penalty stemming from charges brought in 2020 for her role in allegedly misleading investors about the success of the Community Bank, Wells Fargo’s core business.

Pennsylvania: Shell acknowledges exceeding emission limitations, set aside millions for improvement projects

May 29, 2023
The Shapiro Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) entered into a consent order and agreement (COA) with Shell Chemicals Appalachia in which Shell formally acknowledged that the company exceeded total emission limitations for air contaminants agreed to make repairs to reduce future exceedances, and agreed to pay nearly $10 million to DEP and the local community.

After exposure, Ukrtatnafta transfers to state budget over USD 32 mln of taxes unpaid by former owners

May 28, 2023
Following the SSU and the ESBU’s investigation into corruption schemes of the former management of PJSC Ukrnafta and PJSC Ukrtatnafta, the budget of Ukraine has been replenished by another UAH 1.2 bln (USD 32 mln).

Settlement reached with Walmart over brass knuckles illegally sold to Californians

May 26, 2023
California Attorney General Rob Bonta, along with Merced County District Attorney Nicole Silveira, Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko, and Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, announced a settlement against Walmart over allegations that illegal weapons specifically brass knuckles were sold to California consumers by Walmart and by third-party sellers through Walmart’s website.

New York State AG secures $300,000 from online sporting goods retailers for not protecting consumers’ personal info

May 25, 2023
New York Attorney General Letitia James secured $300,000 from Sports Warehouse for failing to protect 2.5 million consumers’ personal data.

Citizens Bank to pay $9 million penalty over credit card practices

May 24, 2023
Citizens Bank will pay a $9 million civil penalty to resolve charges it mismanaged customers' credit card disputes and fraud claims, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Tuesday.

EU hits Meta with record €1.2b privacy fine

May 22, 2023
Meta has been hit with a record €1.2 billion fine for not complying with the EU’s privacy rulebook.

Former fugitive pleads guilty to laundering money embezzled from Kuwaiti Embassy

May 18, 2023
A Virginia man pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy involving funds embezzled from the Embassy of Kuwait’s health office in Washington, D.C.

BP unit to pay record $40 mln to settle U.S. air pollution civil charges

May 18, 2023
The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a Clean Air Act Settlement with BP Products North America requiring control technology expected to reduce benzene by an estimated seven tons per year, other hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by 28 tons per year and other volatile organic compound emissions (VOC) by 372 tons per year at its Whiting Refinery in Indiana.
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