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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Wells Fargo Bank
Current Parent CompanyWells Fargo
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Penalty: $35,000,000
Year: 2016
Date: September 8, 2016
Offense Group: financial offenses
Primary Offense: banking violation
Secondary Offense: consumer protection violation
Mega-ScandalBogus Bank Accounts
Violation Description: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency assessed a $35 million civil money penalty against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and ordered the bank to make restitution to customers who were harmed by the bank's unsafe or unsound sales practices, including the unauthorized opening of deposit or credit card accounts and the transfer of funds from authorized, existing accounts to unauthorized accounts.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: financial services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: banking
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