NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 20, 2017 / Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed State Street Corporation ("State Street" or the "Company") (STT) and certain of its officers, on behalf of a class who purchased State Street securities between February 27, 2012 and January 18, 2017, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm's site: http://www.bgandg.com/stt.
This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) State Street engaged in a scheme to defraud a number of its clients by secretly applying commissions to billions of dollars of securities trades; (2) State Street's billing practices relied on unsustainable methodologies; (3) over 18-years, roughly $240 million or more of expenses may have been incorrectly invoiced to State Street's asset servicing clients; (4) from June 2010 until September 2011, State Street charged clients "substantial" mark-ups without their consent; and (5) consequently, Defendants' public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice publicized that State Street entered a deferred prosecution agreement and settled to pay a criminal penalty of $32.3 million to resolve charges that it was involved in a scheme to defraud several of the bank's clients by secretly applying commissions to billions of dollars of securities trades. State Street also agreed to offer an equal amount as a civil penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, equaling an aggregate settlement of more than $64 million. State Street admitted the allegations and agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement that requires it to employ an independent corporate compliance monitor for three years.
A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to review a copy of the Complaint, you can visit the firm's site: http://www.bgandg.com/stt, or you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484. If you suffered a loss in State Street, you have until March 28, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.
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