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JPMorgan paying $307M to settle US charges of failing to disclose conflicts from investments

WASHINGTON – JPMorgan Chase is paying $307 million to settle federal charges of failing to reveal conflicts of interest from steering clients into certain investments tied to its businesses.

The civil settlements were announced Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, admitted wrongdoing in the settlements.

New York-based JPMorgan is paying a $127.5 million penalty in the settlement with the SEC and another $127.5 million in restitution plus $11.8 million in interest. Under the CFTC agreement, the bank is paying a $40 million penalty.

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This story was corrected to reduce total amount of fines to $307 million instead of $367 million.