Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

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: 
$17,227,960,815
Number of records: 
129
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
mortgage abuses$5,625,783,6717
toxic securities abuses$3,637,750,0007
banking violation$3,541,932,38615
investor protection violation$1,618,647,64618
False Claims Act and related$1,200,000,0001
consumer protection violation$580,174,9658
wage and hour violation$214,903,72325
anti-money-laundering deficiencies$163,500,0003
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$148,000,0002
benefit plan administrator violation$130,775,0006
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 agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

AG EDWARDS; AG EDWARDS AND SONS; FIRST UNION BANK; First Union Securities, Inc.; PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES; STRONG CAPITAL MGT; WACHOVIA; Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC; WACHOVIA FINANCIAL SVC; WACHOVIA NATIONAL BANK NA; WELLS FARGO; WELLS FARGO BANK 1692; WELLS FARGO BANK NA D / B / A WELLS FARGO DEALER SVC; WELLS FARGO BANK NA MUNICIPAL PROD GROUP; WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK; W [...]

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For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

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


Individual Penalty Records:

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Wells Fargo & Company mortgage abuses 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $5,342,200,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. toxic securities abuses 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $2,090,000,000
Wells Fargo banking violation 2013 OCC $1,991,141,181
Wells Fargo investor protection violation 2009 CA-AG $1,400,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $1,200,000,000
Wells Fargo mortgage abuses 2012 MULTI-AG (*) $1,005,233,716
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association toxic securities abuses 2013 FHFA $869,000,000
Wells Fargo toxic securities abuses 2013 FHFA $591,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. banking violation 2018 MULTI-AG $575,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. banking violation 2018 OCC $500,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. consumer protection violation 2018 CFPB $500,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2012 DOJ_RIGHTS $234,300,000
Wachovia Bank N.A. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2011 DOJ_ANTITRUST $148,000,000
Strong Capital Management Co. securities issuance or trading violation 2004 MULTI-AG (*) $115,000,000
Wachovia Bank anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2010 FINCEN $110,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank banking violation 2016 CFPB $100,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company banking violation 2012 FED $87,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company banking violation 2011 FED $85,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. bankruptcy professional violation 2015 DOJ_UTP $81,600,000
Strong Capital Management, Inc. securities issuance or trading violation 2004 SEC $80,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. banking violation 2016 OCC $70,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company investor protection violation 2018 NY-AG $65,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $62,500,000
Wachovia Securities investor protection violation 2008 MULTI-AG $60,000,000
Wachovia Bank N.A. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2011 MULTI-AG (*) $58,750,000
Wachovia toxic securities abuses 2015 NCUA $53,000,000
Wachovia Bank N.A. banking violation 2010 OCC $50,000,000
Wachovia Bank N.A. anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2010 USAO $50,000,000
Wachovia Securities wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $39,000,000
Wachovia Corporation investor protection violation 2004 SEC $37,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors employment discrimination 2017 private lawsuit-federal $35,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank banking violation 2016 OCC $35,000,000
Wells Fargo consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $34,800,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association banking violation 2011 OCC $34,500,000
Wells Fargo mortgage abuses 2010 CA-AG $33,868,615
Wells Fargo Advisors employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
Wachovia National Bank, N.A. benefit plan administrator violation 2000 EBSA $30,000,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-state $27,500,000
Wachovia Capital Markets LLC investor protection violation 2006 MULTI-AG $25,000,000
Wells Fargo consumer protection violation 2010 MULTI-AG $23,700,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2016 OCC $20,000,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $20,000,000
A.G. Edwards wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $20,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $17,500,000
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC investor protection violation 2019 SEC $17,363,847
Wells Fargo toxic securities abuses 2018 IL-AG $17,250,000
Wells Fargo & Company Americans with Disabilities Act 2011 DOJ_RIGHTS $16,055,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $15,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2015 MD-AG $13,800,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-state $13,000,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $12,800,000
Wachovia Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $12,350,000
A.G. Edwards wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $12,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank employment screening violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $12,000,000
Wells Fargo Securities LLC toxic securities abuses 2011 SEC $11,000,000
Wachovia Bank, National Association banking violation 2008 OCC $10,000,000
Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. consumer protection violation 2005 MULTI-AG $10,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $9,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank privacy violation 2016 CA-AG $8,500,000
Wells Fargo consumer protection violation 2016 WV-AG $8,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company benefit plan administrator violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $7,420,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $6,900,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $6,720,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $6,660,000
Wells Fargo toxic securities abuses 2012 SEC $6,500,000
Prudential Securities Incorporated securities issuance or trading violation 2000 SEC $5,880,000
Wachovia Bank wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $5,798,744
Wells Fargo Bank N.A workplace whistleblower retaliation 2017 OSHA $5,400,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A., d/b/a Wells Fargo Dealer Services Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2017 DOJ_RIGHTS $5,400,000
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC investor protection violation 2018 SEC $5,108,441
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC securities issuance or trading violation 2014 SEC $5,000,000
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage discriminatory practices 2014 HUD $5,000,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC securities issuance or trading violation 2004 SEC $4,844,465
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2016 DOJ_RIGHTS $4,100,000
Wells Fargo Bank student loan abuses 2016 CFPB $4,010,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association banking violation 2015 OCC $4,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $4,000,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,900,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. financial institution supervision failures 2007 SEC $3,860,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2017 SEC $3,500,000
Wells Fargo Advisors wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC investor protection violation 2011 NJ-AG $3,200,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-state $3,000,000
Wells Fargo consumer protection violation 2004 NY-AG $2,900,000
Strong Capital Management, Inc. investor protection violation 2006 SEC $2,185,927
Wells Fargo Insurance Services wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $1,850,000
Wachovia Securities benefit plan administrator violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,005,000
Wells Fargo mortgage abuses 2012 MD-AG $940,056
Wells Fargo Securities investor protection violation 2019 SEC $812,500
Prudential Securities Incorporated investor protection violation 2001 SEC $800,000
Wells Fargo Bank consumer protection violation 2011 CT-AG $741,465
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $685,000
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2015 MA-AG $675,000
Wells Fargo workplace whistleblower retaliation 2017 OSHA $577,500
Wachovia Financial Services wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $450,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Municipal Products Group investor protection violation 2016 SEC $440,000
First Union Securities, Inc. investor protection violation 2000 SEC $408,931
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC financial institution supervision failures 2007 MD-AG $402,386
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. data submission deficiencies 2016 CFTC $400,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. investor protection violation 2008 NJ-AG $387,000
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