Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Wells Fargo
Penalty: 
$2,090,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
August 1, 2018
Primary Offense: 
toxic securities abuses
Violation Description: 

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and several of its affiliates agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.09 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) based on the bank's alleged origination and sale of residential mortgage loans that it knew contained misstated income information and did not meet the quality that Wells Fargo represented.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
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