The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed 33 percent fewer enforcement actions against public companies in fiscal year 2017 as compared to the previous year, according to a new report on SEC data.
And SEC monetary penalties dropped dramatically in 2017—from $1 billion in the first half of the year, to $196 million in the second half, according to the report, “SEC Enforcement Activity: Public Companies and Subsidiaries, Fiscal Year 2017 Update.”
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