Goldman ordered to pay $120 million

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Goldman Sachs has been ordered to pay $120 million to settle federal regulators’ charges that it deliberately manipulated a global benchmark for interest-rate swaps. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Wednesday that several Goldman traders, including the head of the bank’s Interest Rate Products Trading Group in the U.S., used trades and false reports to manipulate the benchmark between 2007 and 2012. The CFTC cited emails and audio recordings in which Goldman traders “stated their manipulative goals in plain language.”