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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Wells Fargo
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol WFC)
Headquartered in: California
Major Industry: financial services
Specific Industry: banking
Penalty total since 2000$22,081,446,244
Number of records: 228
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$10,402,453,489121
consumer-protection-related offenses$6,421,664,48436
competition-related offenses$3,148,000,0003
government-contracting-related offenses$1,204,046,7862
employment-related offenses$904,745,48560
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
mortgage abuses$5,625,783,6717
banking violation$4,023,432,38617
toxic securities abuses$3,637,750,0007
fraud$3,000,000,0001
investor protection violation$2,487,362,73582
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYear sort iconAgencyPenalty Amount
Wells Fargo Advisorsanti-money-laundering deficiencies2022SEC$7,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationwage and hour violation2022CA-LCO$9,795
Wells Fargo and Companybenefit plan administrator violation2022EBSA$145,000,000
Wells Fargoworkplace whistleblower retaliation2022OSHA$22,000,000
Wells Fargo & Co.benefit plan administrator violation2022private lawsuit-federal$32,500,000
Wells Fargo & Co.employment discrimination2021private lawsuit-federal$18,700,000
Wells Fargo Bankdiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2021HUD$125,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationbanking violation2021OCC$250,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.banking violation2021USAO$72,600,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.privacy violation2021private lawsuit-federal$28,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.wage and hour violation2021private lawsuit-federal$95,696,122
Wells Fargo & Companywage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-federal$35,000,000
Wells Fargo & Companyfraud2020DOJ_CIVIL$3,000,000,000
Wells Fargo Clearing Services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networkinvestor protection violation2020SEC$35,000,000
Wells Fargo & Co.investor protection violation2020SEC(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $500,000,000
Wells Fargo & Co.investor protection violation2020MD-AG$20,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.employment discrimination2020OFCCP$7,800,000
Wells Fargo Bankwage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-federal$10,928,870
Wells Fargo & Companybenefit plan administrator violation2020private lawsuit-federal$79,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.wage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-federal$25,696,122
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2020FINRA$2,075,000
Wells Fargo Securitiesinvestor protection violation2019SEC$812,500
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2019SEC$17,363,847
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.investor protection violation2019CFTC$14,475,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.employment discrimination2019OFCCP$283,697
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.wage and hour violation2019WHD$57,675
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc.insurance violation2019CA-INS$5,345,816
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLCinvestor protection violation2019MA-SEC$450,000
Wells Fargo & Co.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2019private lawsuit-federal$10,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.banking violation2018OCC$500,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.consumer protection violation2018CFPB$500,000,000
Wells Fargowage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-state$27,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.toxic securities abuses2018DOJ_CIVIL$2,090,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors LLCinvestor protection violation2018SEC$5,108,441
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCwage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-federal$9,500,000
Wells Fargotoxic securities abuses2018IL-AG$17,250,000
Wells Fargo & Companyinvestor protection violation2018NY-AG$65,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.banking violation2018MULTI-AG$575,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A., d/b/a Wells Fargo Dealer ServicesServicemembers Civil Relief Act2017DOJ_RIGHTS$5,400,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCanti-money-laundering deficiencies2017SEC$3,500,000
Wells Fargowage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-state$13,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisorswage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-federal$3,500,000
Wells Fargowage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-federal$685,000
Wells Fargowage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-federal$3,900,000
Wells Fargo Advisorsemployment discrimination2017private lawsuit-federal$35,500,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCinvestor protection violation2017IL-SEC$270,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.investor protection violation2017MO-SEC$25,672
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.privacy violation2017private lawsuit-federal$30,446,022
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2017FINRA$3,400,000
Wells Fargoworkplace whistleblower retaliation2017OSHA$577,500
Wells Fargo Bank N.Aworkplace whistleblower retaliation2017OSHA$5,400,000
WELLS FARGO BANK, NAworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$9,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National AssociationFalse Claims Act and related2016DOJ_CIVIL$1,200,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.banking violation2016OCC$70,000,000
Wells Fargo Bankconsumer protection violation2016CFPB$4,010,000
Wells Fargo Bankbanking violation2016CFPB$100,000,000
Wells Fargo Bankbanking violation2016OCC$35,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.data submission deficiencies2016CFTC$400,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.Servicemembers Civil Relief Act2016DOJ_RIGHTS$4,100,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N. A.Family and Medical Leave Act2016WHD$11,874
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Municipal Products Groupinvestor protection violation2016SEC$440,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National AssociationServicemembers Civil Relief Act2016OCC$20,000,000
Wells Fargo Bankemployment screening violation2016private lawsuit-federal$12,000,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2016WV-AG$8,000,000
Wells Fargo Bankprivacy violation2016CA-AG$8,500,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2016CA-LACA$50,000,000
Wells Fargo Bankwage and hour violation2016WHD$38,230
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2016NH-BSR$35,000
Wells Fargo Advisors LLCinvestor protection violation2016VT-FIN$300,000
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLCinvestor protection violation2016FINRA$4,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC and First Clearing, LLCinvestor protection violation2016FINRA$1,500,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2015CFPB$34,800,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationbanking violation2015OCC$4,000,000
Wachoviatoxic securities abuses2015NCUA$53,000,000
Wells Fargoemployment discrimination2015OFCCP$14,000
Wells Fargo Insurance Serviceswage and hour violation2015private lawsuit-federal$2,000,000
Wells Fargo Bankwage and hour violation2015private lawsuit-federal$1,850,000
Wells Fargo & Companybenefit plan administrator violation2015private lawsuit-federal$7,420,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.bankruptcy professional violation2015DOJ_UTP$81,600,000
Wells Fargo Bankmortgage abuses2015MA-AG$675,000
Wells Fargo Bankmortgage abuses2015MD-AG$13,800,000
Wells Fargo Bankconsumer protection violation2015NY-DFS$4,000,000
WELLS FARGO ADVISORSinvestor protection violation2015VA-SEC$205,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2015FINRA$15,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors LLCinvestor protection violation2014SEC$5,000,000
Wells Fargo Home Mortgagediscriminatory practices (non-employment)2014HUD$5,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.employment discrimination2014EEOC$290,000
Wells Fargo & Companyemployment discrimination2014EEOC$295,000
Wells Fargowage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-federal$15,000,000
Wells Fargowage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-state$3,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.benefit plan administrator violation2014private lawsuit-federal$62,500,000
Wells Fargo & Companywage and hour violation2014WHD$100,001
Wells Fargo Fund Distributor, LLCconsumer protection violation2014CA-DFPI$8,000
Wells Fargo Advisors and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networkanti-money-laundering deficiencies2014FINRA$1,500,000
Wells Fargo Securities, LLCinvestor protection violation2014FINRA$4,000,000
Wells Fargobanking violation2013OCC$1,991,141,181
Wells Fargotoxic securities abuses2013FHFA$591,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationtoxic securities abuses2013FHFA$869,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisorswage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$4,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.economic sanction violation2013OFAC$23,937
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCinvestor protection violation2013FINRA$3,250,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.