Stories tagged: fine
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Wisconsin plant explosion
A Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year, federal labor officials announced Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Ethics commission to fine former Oregon governor $1,000
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has agreed with the state’s ethics commission to pay a $1,000 fine for failing to publicly declare a potential conflict of interest, and for being …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Energy Department penalized $16K over unidentified powder
The state of Washington has levied a $16,000 fine for failure to identify a white powder on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
$82 million fine proposed for North Carolina man in robocall case
Federal officials have proposed an $82.1 million fine against a North Carolina man who they say made millions of illegally spoofed robocalls.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions
The Treasury Department said in a statement that Exxon under Tillerson’s leadership had shown “reckless disregard” for sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russian entities in 2014 over Russia’s …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Aerospace company in Newport fined $500K for 2015 explosion
Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC of Newport has been fined $500,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries, one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the agency.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case
The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
CenturyLink fined $123K for communication outage
State regulators have fined CenturyLink $123,000 for failing to notify state officials on time about a communications outage last fall that left thousands of customers with intermittent 911 service.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination
A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
State fines Cascade Natural Gas $1M over safety violations
Cascade Natural Gas has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations it broke state and federal pipeline safety rules.
Thu., March 9, 2017
$1,000 fines for faithless electors upheld by judge
A judge on Wednesday upheld the $1,000 fines issued by the Washington secretary of state against three electors who broke their vote pledge and cast their vote for someone other …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Tacoma to pay $50,000 for violating Public Records Act
The city of Tacoma will pay a $50,000 fine and legal fees for violating the Public Records Act by withholding most of a nondisclosure agreement it signed to obtain cellphone …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Facebook posts by lawmaker draw $5,000 fine from ethics board
The Legislative Ethics Board has fined Rep. Melanie Stambaugh $5,000, saying that she violated ethics rules by posting state-funded photos and videos to a Facebook page she used during her …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Judge tells Ohio village to pay back $3 million from traffic camera tickets
A judge in Ohio says a village must pay back all $3 million paid by drivers for speeding citations from automated traffic cameras.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Washington berry grower fined $102,000 for illegal water use
The Washington State Department of Ecology says it’s fining a Whatcom County berry grower more than $100,000 for years of illegal water use.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Idaho suction dredge gold miner fined by federal authorities
An Idaho suction dredge gold miner has agreed to pay a $3,600 fine for violating the Clean Water Act on the South Fork Clearwater River in north-central Idaho.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
China fines Medtronic $17 million on anti-monopoly charges
The Chinese unit of medical device maker Medtronic has been fined $17 million by anti-monopoly regulators in the latest effort by Beijing to force down what it sees as unreasonably …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:06 a.m.
JPMorgan hit hardest as EU fines rate-rigging trio $521 million
JPMorgan Chase, HSBC Holdings and Credit Agricole were fined a total of 485.5 million euros ($521 million) for rigging the Euribor benchmark as European Union antitrust regulators wrapped up a …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
United Airlines settles with SEC for reviving route that benefited public official
United Airlines’ parent company has agreed to pay a $2.4 million penalty for reinstating a money-losing route that gave a public official easier access to his vacation home.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Carnival’s Princess line to pay $40 million fine in pollution case
Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to pay a $40 million penalty and plead guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
GMO labeling supporters fined $320K over campaign disclosure
An Iowa-based organization that supported a Washington state ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in 2013 has been fined nearly $320,000 over campaign finance violations.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million in Chinese bribery case
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $264.4 million in fines to federal authorities to settle charges that it hired friends and relatives of Chinese officials in order to …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
Comcast is being punished for charging customers for channels they didn’t want
Comcast is paying one of the biggest fines ever levied on a cable company after regulators said it illegally billed customers for unwanted equipment and services.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 4:53 p.m.
Snohomish County Public Utility District pays fines for worker’s fatal fall
Fines totaling $6,000 have been paid in a worker’s fatal fall from a Snohomish County Public Utility District warehouse.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
EU orders Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes
Apple has to pay up to $14.5 billion – plus billions more in interest – in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria
Texas has fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year that was linked to the death of three people, but the ice cream maker could wind up paying …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Oil company to plead guilty to criminal charges over spill
An oil company has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges and pay a $100,000 fine for a 2011 spill in northwestern Montana, but its attorneys urged a judge …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
State regulators fine railroad transportation company
Washington state transportation safety regulators have fined a company that provides rides for railroad crews more than $170,000 for repeat safety violations.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
State fines Anheuser-Busch over alleged violations in Seattle
The company that produces Budweiser is facing a $150,000 fine and a three-day suspension for allegedly violating Seattle’s liquor laws.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
MetLife fined $20M for variable annuities switches
MetLife has been fined $20 million by Wall Street’s policing body for misleading customers in switching them from variable annuities contracts into more expensive ones.