In addition, as a result of the FatCA agreement between Canada and the United States, signed in 2014 between the two countries, Scotiabank spent nearly US$100 million to implement a controversial system to declare the bank assets of nearly one million Canadian Canadians and their Canadian-born spouses in the United States. Scotiabank was forced to implement this system to satisfy FATCA. According to the Financial Post, FATCA requires Canadian banks to provide U.S. information, including total balance sheet, account balances, transactions, account numbers and other personal data, as well as assets held jointly with Canadian-born spouses and other family members.  In 1975, the Bank of Nova Scotia took over Scotiabank as a global brand. On September 28, 1978, Scotiabank and the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Toronto signed a collective agreement that made Scotiabank the first Canadian bank to sign a collective agreement with a union.  Scotiabank entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in a criminal complaint filed today in the District of Von New Jersey, accusing the company of one charge of wire fraud and one count of attempted price manipulation. In accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Authority, Scotiabank has agreed to the establishment of an independent compliance monitor and will pay more than $60.4 million in penalties, fines and compensation for victims, with part of the criminal fine for payments to the Commodity Trading Commission (CFTC) being credited under a separate agreement with the CFTC to be announced today. Today, the CFTC announced two separate comparisons with Scotiabank in a parallel proceeding. One of Scotiabank`s decisions with the CFTC relates to the illegal trade in Flaum and the three other traders that Scotiabank did not fully disclose to the CFTC in the CFTC`s previous investigation, which resulted in the CFTC 2018 resolution discussed above. Under the new agreement between Scotiabank and the CFTC, Scotiabank agreed to pay approximately US$60.4 million, including a $42 million civil fine, as well as repayment and compensation, credited to the department. The second solution between Scotiabank and the CFTC relates to certain false statements made by Scotiabank to the CFTC (including the investigation that led to CFTC 2018), COMEX and the National Futures Association.
Under this agreement, Scotiabank agreed to pay a civil fine of approximately US$17 million. “Today, Scotiabank recognized its role in a massive price manipulation program that seeks to improperly produce precious metal futures prices to serve the best interests of the bank,” said Deputy Director of Chief Executive William F.