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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$27,616,269,231
Number of records: 266
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$11,542,492,25260
financial offenses$10,735,730,989130
competition-related offenses$3,212,570,0006
government-contracting-related offenses$1,204,046,7862
employment-related offenses$921,403,20465
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$5,790,156,74340
mortgage abuses$5,625,783,6717
banking violation$4,091,194,88618
toxic securities abuses$3,637,750,0007
fraud$3,000,000,0001
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 BankFalse Claims Act and related2008USAO$4,046,786
Wachovia Securities, LLCinvestor protection violation2008MD-SEC$50,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.investor protection violation2008TX-SEC$5,000
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
Prudential Securitiesinvestor protection violation2008FINRA$1,050,000
Wachovia Bankeconomic sanction violation2007OFAC$11,000
Evergreen Investment Management Companyinvestor protection violation2007SEC$32,500,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.investor protection violation2007SEC$3,860,000
A.G. Edwardswage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$20,000,000
Wells Fargowage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$12,800,000
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLCinvestor protection violation2007MD-AG$402,386
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLCinvestor protection violation2007CT-SEC$258,728
Wachovia Securities LLCinvestor protection violation2007ND-SEC$75,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.investor protection violation2007SC-SEC$575,000
Wachovia Capital Markets LLCinvestor protection violation2007MULTI-FIN$24,650,000
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLCinvestor protection violation2007FINRA$300,000
Wells Fargo Securities, LLCinvestor protection violation2007FINRA$250,000
Wachovia Securities LLCinvestor protection violation2007FINRA$2,000,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.investor protection violation2006SEC$125,000
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLCinvestor protection violation2006SEC$125,000
Wells Fargo BankFamily and Medical Leave Act2006WHD$5,152
Strong Capital Management, Inc.investor protection violation2006SEC$2,185,927
Wachovia Capital Markets LLCinvestor protection violation2006MULTI-AG$25,000,000
Wachovia Bankeconomic sanction violation2005OFAC$5,500
Wells Fargo Bankeconomic sanction violation2005OFAC$42,833
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationbanking violation2005OCC$115,000
Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.consumer protection violation2005MULTI-AG$10,000,000
Wells Fargo Financial California, Inc.consumer protection violation2005CA-DFPI$1,621,010
Wells Fargo Investmentsinvestor protection violation2005FINRA$3,000,000
Wells Fargo Investments, LLCinvestor protection violation2005FINRA$2,970,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationwage and hour violation2005CA-LCO$6,572
First Union Bankeconomic sanction violation2004OFAC$18,740
Wachovia Bankeconomic sanction violation2004OFAC$11,000
Wachovia Corporationinvestor protection violation2004SEC$37,000,000
Strong Capital Management, Inc.investor protection violation2004SEC$80,000,000
Wachovia Securities, LLCinvestor protection violation2004SEC$4,844,465
Wells Fargo Bank, National Associationwage and hour violation2004WHD$228,209
Wachovia Bankwage and hour violation2004WHD$5,798,744
Strong Capital Management Co.investor protection violation2004MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $115,000,000
Wells Fargoconsumer protection violation2004NY-AG$2,900,000
Ragen Mackenzie Investment Services LLCinvestor protection violation2004OR-FIN$8,500
WFS Financial, Inc.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2004private lawsuit-federal$4,550,000
Wachovia Securities LLCinvestor protection violation2004FINRA$650,000
Wells Fargo Investments, LLCinvestor protection violation2004FINRA$150,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC.investor protection violation2004FINRA$39,486
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC.workplace safety or health violation2004OSHA$5,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.investor protection violation2003CFTC$45,000
Wells Fargo Bankeconomic sanction violation2003OFAC$5,500
Prudential Securities, Inc.investor protection violation2003SEC$382,000
Wells Fargo Financial Bankconsumer protection violation2003NY-AG$33,500
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.consumer protection violation2003CA-SCCDA$25,000
Wells Fargo Financial Texas, Inc.employment discrimination2003EEOC$110,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.investor protection violation2003NE-DBF$20,000
Prudential Securities, Inc.investor protection violation2002CFTC$65,000
Norwest Investment Services, Inc.investor protection violation2002SEC$153,245
Prudential Securities Incorporatedinvestor protection violation2001SEC$800,000
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
Prudential Securities Incorporatedinvestor protection violation2000SEC$5,880,000
First Union Banklabor relations violation2000NLRB$9,116
Wachovia National Bank, N.A.benefit plan administrator violation2000EBSA$30,000,000
First Union Securities, Inc.investor protection violation2000SEC$408,931
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
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.