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: 
$21,199,943,231
Number of records: 
179
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$15,634,893,68695
competition-related offenses$3,148,000,0003
government-contracting-related offenses$1,204,046,7862
consumer-protection-related offenses$737,309,79126
employment-related offenses$475,170,96849
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
mortgage abuses$5,625,783,6717
banking violation$3,700,832,38615
toxic securities abuses$3,637,750,0007
fraud$3,000,000,0001
investor protection violation$2,425,119,26153
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.

Associated Names: 

AG EDWARDS; AG EDWARDS AND SONS; Evergreen Investment Management Company LLC; FIRST UNION BANK; First Union Securities, Inc.; Norwest Investment Services, Inc.; PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES; Ragen Mackenzie Investment Services LLC; STRONG CAPITAL MGT; WACHOVIA; Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC; WACHOVIA FINANCIAL SVC; WACHOVIA NATIONAL BANK NA; Wachovia Securities, LLC nka Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; WELLS FARGO; Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC; WELLS FARGO BANK 1692; WELLS FARGO BANK NA D / B [...]

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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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-state $27,500,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-state $13,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $685,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,900,000
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
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $15,000,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-state $3,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $4,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $280,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $6,660,000
Wells Fargo Bank wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $100,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $6,720,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $6,900,000
Wachovia Financial Services wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $450,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $20,000,000
Wachovia Securities wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $39,000,000
A.G. Edwards wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $12,000,000
A.G. Edwards wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $20,000,000
Wells Fargo wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $12,800,000
Wells Fargo Advisors employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
Wells Fargo Advisors employment discrimination 2017 private lawsuit-federal $35,500,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $9,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $62,500,000
Wells Fargo & Company benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $17,500,000
Wells Fargo & Company benefit plan administrator violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $7,420,000
Wachovia Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $12,350,000
Wachovia Securities benefit plan administrator violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,005,000
Wells Fargo Bank employment screening violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $12,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company wage and hour violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $35,000,000
Wells Fargo & Co. discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2019 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
Wells Fargo discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2012 private lawsuit-federal $7,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2012 private lawsuit-federal $7,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2011 private lawsuit-state $3,520,000
WFS Financial, Inc. discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2004 private lawsuit-federal $4,550,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC investor protection violation 2010 AK-DBS $129,131
Wells Fargo mortgage abuses 2010 CA-AG $33,868,615
Wells Fargo investor protection violation 2009 CA-AG $1,400,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank privacy violation 2016 CA-AG $8,500,000
Wells Fargo Financial California, Inc. consumer protection violation 2005 CA-DBO $1,621,010
Wells Fargo Fund Distributor, LLC consumer protection violation 2014 CA-DBO $8,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc. insurance violation 2019 CA-INS $5,345,816
Wells Fargo consumer protection violation 2016 CA-LACA $50,000,000
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. consumer protection violation 2003 CA-SCCDA $25,000
Wells Fargo consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $34,800,000
Wells Fargo Bank consumer protection violation 2016 CFPB $4,010,000
Wells Fargo Bank banking violation 2016 CFPB $100,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. consumer protection violation 2018 CFPB $500,000,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. data submission deficiencies 2003 CFTC $45,000
Prudential Securities, Inc. data submission deficiencies 2002 CFTC $65,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. data submission deficiencies 2016 CFTC $400,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. investor protection violation 2019 CFTC $14,475,000
Wells Fargo Bank consumer protection violation 2011 CT-AG $741,465
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC investor protection violation 2007 CT-SEC $258,728
Wachovia Securities, LLC nka Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC investor protection violation 2010 CT-SEC $75,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC investor protection violation 2009 DE-AG $309,000
Wells Fargo & Company mortgage abuses 2012 DOJ $5,342,200,000
Wachovia Bank N.A. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2011 DOJ_ANTITRUST $148,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $1,200,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. toxic securities abuses 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $2,090,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company fraud 2020 DOJ_CIVIL $3,000,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2012 DOJ_RIGHTS $234,300,000
Wells Fargo & Company Americans with Disabilities Act 2011 DOJ_RIGHTS $16,055,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2016 DOJ_RIGHTS $4,100,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A., d/b/a Wells Fargo Dealer Services Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2017 DOJ_RIGHTS $5,400,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. bankruptcy professional violation 2015 DOJ_UTP $81,600,000
Wachovia National Bank, N.A. benefit plan administrator violation 2000 EBSA $30,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $290,000
Wells Fargo & Company employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $295,000
Wells Fargo Financial Texas, Inc. employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $110,000
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK banking violation 2009 FDIC $125,000
Wells Fargo & Company banking violation 2012 FED $87,000,000
Wells Fargo & Company banking violation 2011 FED $85,000,000
Wells Fargo toxic securities abuses 2013 FHFA $591,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association toxic securities abuses 2013 FHFA $869,000,000
Wachovia Bank anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2010 FINCEN $110,000,000
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2014 HUD $5,000,000
Wells Fargo toxic securities abuses 2018 IL-AG $17,250,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC investor protection violation 2017 IL-SEC $270,000
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC investor protection violation 2010 IN-SEC $8,495
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2015 MA-AG $675,000
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC investor protection violation 2019 MA-SEC $450,000
Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC investor protection violation 2007 MD-AG $402,386
Wells Fargo mortgage abuses 2012 MD-AG $940,056
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2015 MD-AG $13,800,000
Wells Fargo & Co. investor protection violation 2020 MD-AG $20,000,000
Wachovia Securities, LLC investor protection violation 2008 MD-SEC $50,000
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC investor protection violation 2012 MD-SEC $50,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. investor protection violation 2011 MO-SEC $765,993
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. investor protection violation 2017 MO-SEC $25,672
Strong Capital Management Co. investor protection violation 2004 MULTI-AG (*) $115,000,000
Wachovia Bank N.A. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2011 MULTI-AG (*) $58,750,000
Wachovia Capital Markets LLC investor protection violation 2006 MULTI-AG $25,000,000
Wachovia Securities investor protection violation 2008 MULTI-AG $60,000,000
Wells Fargo consumer protection violation 2010 MULTI-AG $23,700,000
Wells Fargo mortgage abuses 2012 MULTI-AG (*) $1,005,233,716
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. banking violation 2018 MULTI-AG $575,000,000
Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. consumer protection violation 2005 MULTI-AG $10,000,000
Wachovia Capital Markets LLC investor protection violation 2007 MULTI-FIN $24,650,000
Wachovia Securities LLC investor protection violation 2008 MULTI-FIN (*) $50,000,000
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