Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Current Parent Company: 
Wells Fargo
Penalty: 
$1,200,000,000
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice announced the settlement of civil mortgage fraud claims against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. stemming from its participation in the Federal Housing Administration Direct Endorsement Lender Program. In the settlement, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $1.2 billion and admitted, acknowledged and accepted responsibility for, among other things, certifying to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, during the period from May 2001 through December 2008, that certain residential home mortgage loans were eligible for FHA insurance when in fact they were not, resulting in the government having to pay FHA insurance claims when some of those loans defaulted.

Year: 
2016
Date: 
4/8/16
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
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Parent company note: 
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