Inflation Adjusted Civil Monetary Penalties

Inflation Adjusted Civil Monetary Penalties Administered by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (as of February 11, 2019)

 

(1) For Non-Manipulation or Attempted Manipulation Violations

 

U.S. Code Citation

Civil Monetary Penalty Description

Date of Violation and Corresponding Penalty

10/23/2004 through 10/22/2008

10/23/2008 through 10/22/2012

10/23/2012 through 11/01/2015

11/02/2015 to Present

Civil Monetary Penalty Imposed By The Commission In An Administrative Action

7 U.S.C. 9 (Section 6(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act)

For any person other than a registered entity*

$130,000

$130,000

$140,000

$165,227

7 U.S.C. 13a (Section 6b of the Commodity Exchange Act)

For a registered entity* or any of its directors, officers or employees

$625,000

$675,000

$700,000

$910,158

Civil Monetary Penalty Imposed By A Federal District Court In A Civil Injunctive Action

7 U.S.C. 13a-1 (Section 6c of the Commodity Exchange Act)

Any Person

$130,000

$140,000

$140,000

$182,031

*The term “Registered Entity” is defined in 7 U.S.C. 1a (Section 1a of the Commodity Exchange Act).

 

(2) For Manipulation or Attempted Manipulation Violations

 

U.S. Code Citation

Civil Monetary Penalty Description

Date of Violation and Corresponding Penalty

10/23/2004 through 05/21/2008

05/22/2008 through 08/14/2011

08/15/2011 through 11/01/2015

11/02/2015 to Present

Civil Monetary Penalty Imposed By The Commission In An Administrative Action

7 U.S.C. 9 (Section 6(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act)

For any person other than a registered entity*

$130,000

$1,000,000

$1,025,000

$1,191,842

7 U.S.C. 13a (Section 6b of the Commodity Exchange Act)

For a registered entity* or any of its directors, officers or employees

$625,000

$1,000,000

$1,025,000

$1,191,842

Civil Monetary Penalty Imposed By A Federal District Court In A Civil Injunctive Action

7 U.S.C. 13a-1 (Section 6c of the Commodity Exchange Act)

Any Person

$130,000

$1,000,000

$1,025,000

$1,191,842

*The term “Registered Entity” is defined in 7 U.S.C. 1a (Section 1a of the Commodity Exchange Act)