Goldman Fined $27M by U.K. Regulator

Goldman Sachs was fined 17.5 million pounds ($26.92 million) by the U.K.'s financial regulator for failing to disclose to U.K. authorities it was being investigated for fraud in the United States.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

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Goldman Sachs

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was fined 17.5 million pounds ($26.92 million) by the U.K.'s financial regulator for failing to disclose to U.K. authorities it was being investigated for fraud in the United States.

The announcement from the U.K. Financial Services Authority confirms earlier reports that Goldman was facing a "near-record" fine.

The

Financial Times

, citing unidentified sources, reported Wednesday that the fine from the FSA would be "near-record." The FSA's largest-ever fine came three months ago, when

JPMorgan Chase

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paid 33.3 million pounds for failing to hold its clients' money in separate accounts.

The fine from the FSA is the result of a five-month investigation announced four days after the

Securities and Exchange Commission

charged Goldman with civil fraud related to Abacus, a complex debt instrument it sold. Goldman settled that case for $550 million.

Goldman shares finished 1.6% higher Wednesday at $147.54.

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Written by Dan Freed in New York

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