Finance Moody's to pay $16 million over flawed credit ratings Updated : August 29, 2018 09:14 AM IST The case also involved the first charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission involving deficient ratings symbols. It comes nearly 10 years after the global financial crisis, in which the improper rating of such securities played a starring role. According to the SEC, Moody's failed to establish and enforce proper internal controls for models used to rate mortgage backed securities between 2010 and 2013. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.