By Virginia Harrison @CNNMoneyOctober 16, 2013: 11:02 AM ET
JPMorgan has been slugged with yet another big fine as it works to mop up the mess created by the London Whale trading scandal.
The bank will pay $100 million to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, conceding "reckless" behavior led to the trading debacle that generated about $6 billion in losses.
Former London-based JPMorgan(JPM) trader Bruno Iksil, whose team is thought to be responsible for the complex derivatives bet, was nicknamed the "London Whale" due to the massive trading position.
The CFTC said in a statement Wednesday that by selling a staggering volume of these swaps in a concentrated period, the bank "recklessly disregarded the fundamental precept on which market participants rely, that prices are established based on legitimate forces of supply and demand."
It's the latest in a series of financial blows to hit the bank. The most recent penalty relates to trading behavior, while earlier fines have punished JPMorgan for failing to maintain proper governance practices.
Last month, the investment bank agreed to pay about $920 million in penalties to U.S. and U.K. regulators to settle charges over the London Whale trades.
Through those fines, the bank acknowledged that it violated banking rules by not properly overseeing its trading operations. In legal language, regulators said that the bank engaged in "unsafe and unsound practices."