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Michigan State University fined $4.5 million in Nassar case

The Education Department says it’s fining Michigan State University a record $4.5 million for failing to respond appropriately to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Google to pay $170M to settle allegations YouTube violated kids’ privacy law

Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent.


U.S. Postal Service fined $150,000 after heat-related death of L.A. mail carrier

The United States Postal Service is facing nearly $150,000 in fines after the heat-related death of a Los Angeles mail carrier last summer.


Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at U.S. Open

Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.


Kushner Cos. fined $210K by New York for false documents

The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Florida man behind 100 million robocalls hit with huge FCC fine

In a massive strike, the Federal Communications Commission issued a $120 million fine on a massive robocall spoofing operation it deemed a threat to public safety.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

U.S. Bancorp to pays $613 million over money laundering charges

U.S. Bancorp said Thursday it will pay $613 million in fines and penalties to settle allegations that the bank had poor anti-money laundering controls, which put the bank repeatedly at …


EU fines Qualcomm for paying Apple to use its microchips

The European Union on Wednesday slapped a $1.23 billion fine on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm for abusing its market dominance in the lucrative sector of components in smartphones and tablets for …


Tri-Cities couple fined $16,000 for dumping dirt in Naches River floodway near Nile

A Kennewick couple has been fined $16,000 for putting 296 cubic yards of fill dirt in the Naches River floodway near Nile in Yakima County. The penalty comes after they …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


$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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.