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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 Type sort iconYearAgencyPenalty Amount
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.investor protection violation2011MO-SEC$765,993
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.investor protection violation2017MO-SEC$25,672
Wachovia Securities LLCinvestor protection violation2007ND-SEC$75,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.investor protection violation2003NE-DBF$20,000
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2016NH-BSR$35,000
Ragen Mackenzie Investment Services LLCinvestor protection violation2004OR-FIN$8,500
A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.investor protection violation2007SC-SEC$575,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.investor protection violation2008TX-SEC$5,000
WELLS FARGO ADVISORSinvestor protection violation2015VA-SEC$205,000
Wells Fargo Advisors LLCinvestor protection violation2016VT-FIN$300,000
Wachovia Capital Markets LLCinvestor protection violation2007MULTI-FIN$24,650,000
Wachovia Securities LLCinvestor protection violation2008MULTI-FIN(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $50,000,000
Wells Fargo Investments, LLCinvestor protection violation2009MULTI-FIN$1,900,000
Wells Fargo & Co.investor protection violation2020MD-AG$20,000,000
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2020FINRA$2,075,000
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2017FINRA$3,400,000
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 Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLCinvestor protection violation2015FINRA$15,000,000
Wells Fargo Securities, LLCinvestor protection violation2014FINRA$4,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCinvestor protection violation2013FINRA$3,250,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCinvestor protection violation2012FINRA$1,931,488
Wells Fargo Investments, LLCinvestor protection violation2011FINRA$2,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLCinvestor protection violation2011FINRA$1,000,000
Wells Fargo Investments, LLCinvestor protection violation2009FINRA$275,000
Wachovia Securities, LLCinvestor protection violation2009FINRA$1,400,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC and First Clearing, LLCinvestor protection violation2009FINRA$1,100,000
Wachovia Securitiesinvestor protection violation2009FINRA$4,500,000
Prudential Securitiesinvestor protection violation2008FINRA$1,050,000
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLCinvestor protection violation2007FINRA$300,000
Wells Fargo Securities, LLCinvestor protection violation2007FINRA$250,000
Wachovia Securities LLCinvestor protection violation2007FINRA$2,000,000
Wells Fargo Investmentsinvestor protection violation2005FINRA$3,000,000
Wells Fargo Investments, LLCinvestor protection violation2005FINRA$2,970,000
Wachovia Securities LLCinvestor protection violation2004FINRA$650,000
Wells Fargo Investments, LLCinvestor protection violation2004FINRA$150,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC.investor protection violation2004FINRA$39,486
Prudential Securities Incorporatedinvestor protection violation2001FINRA$20,000
Prudential Securities, Inc.investor protection violation2001FINRA$10,000
First Union Brokerage Services, Inc.investor protection violation2001FINRA$32,500
First Union Securities, Inc.investor protection violation2000FINRA$350,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.investor protection violation2000FINRA$5,890,000
Prudential Securities, Inc.investor protection violation2000FINRA$100,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc.insurance violation2019CA-INS$5,345,816
Wells Fargo & Companyfraud2020DOJ_CIVIL$3,000,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N. A.Family and Medical Leave Act2016WHD$11,874
Wells Fargo BankFamily and Medical Leave Act2006WHD$5,152
Wells Fargo Bank, National AssociationFalse Claims Act and related2016DOJ_CIVIL$1,200,000,000
Wells Fargo BankFalse Claims Act and related2008USAO$4,046,786
Wells Fargo Bankemployment screening violation2016private lawsuit-federal$12,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.employment discrimination2014EEOC$290,000
Wells Fargo & Companyemployment discrimination2014EEOC$295,000
Wells Fargoemployment discrimination2015OFCCP$14,000
Wells Fargo Advisorsemployment discrimination2011private lawsuit-federal$32,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisorsemployment discrimination2017private lawsuit-federal$35,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.employment discrimination2019OFCCP$283,697
Wells Fargo Financial Texas, Inc.employment discrimination2003EEOC$110,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.employment discrimination2020OFCCP$7,800,000
Wells Fargo & Co.employment discrimination2021private lawsuit-federal$18,700,000
A.G. Edwards and Sons Inc.economic sanction violation2008OFAC$122,358
Wachovia Bankeconomic sanction violation2007OFAC$11,000
Wachovia Bankeconomic sanction violation2005OFAC$5,500
Wells Fargo Bankeconomic sanction violation2005OFAC$42,833
First Union Bankeconomic sanction violation2004OFAC$18,740
Wachovia Bankeconomic sanction violation2004OFAC$11,000
Wells Fargo Bankeconomic sanction violation2003OFAC$5,500
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.economic sanction violation2013OFAC$23,937
Wells Fargo Bank, N.Aeconomic sanction violation2010OFAC$67,500
Wells Fargo Home Mortgagediscriminatory practices (non-employment)2014HUD$5,000,000
Wells Fargo & Co.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2019private lawsuit-federal$10,000,000
Wells Fargodiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2012private lawsuit-federal$7,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2012private lawsuit-federal$7,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2011private lawsuit-state$3,520,000
WFS Financial, Inc.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2004private lawsuit-federal$4,550,000
Wells Fargo Bankdiscriminatory practices (non-employment)2021HUD$125,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.data submission deficiencies2003CFTC$45,000
Prudential Securities, Inc.data submission deficiencies2002CFTC$65,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.data submission deficiencies2016CFTC$400,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2015CFPB$34,800,000
Wells Fargo Bankconsumer protection violation2016CFPB$4,010,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.consumer protection violation2016DOJ_RIGHTS$4,100,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A., d/b/a Wells Fargo Dealer Servicesconsumer protection violation2017DOJ_RIGHTS$5,400,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationconsumer protection violation2016OCC$20,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.consumer protection violation2018CFPB$500,000,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2010MULTI-AG$23,700,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2004NY-AG$2,900,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2016WV-AG$8,000,000
Wells Fargo Bankconsumer protection violation2011CT-AG$741,465
Wells Fargo Financial Bankconsumer protection violation2003NY-AG$33,500
Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.consumer protection violation2005MULTI-AG$10,000,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2016CA-LACA$50,000,000
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.consumer protection violation2003CA-SCCDA$25,000
Wells Fargo Financial California, Inc.consumer protection violation2005CA-DFPI$1,621,010
Wells Fargo Fund Distributor, LLCconsumer protection violation2014CA-DFPI$8,000
Wells Fargo Bankconsumer protection violation2015NY-DFS$4,000,000
Wachovia National Bank, N.A.benefit plan administrator violation2000EBSA$30,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.benefit plan administrator violation2014private lawsuit-federal$62,500,000
Wells Fargo & Companybenefit plan administrator violation2011private lawsuit-federal$17,500,000
Wells Fargo & Companybenefit plan administrator violation2015private lawsuit-federal$7,420,000
Wachovia Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2011private lawsuit-federal$12,350,000
Wachovia Securitiesbenefit plan administrator violation2009private lawsuit-federal$1,005,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.