Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wells Fargo
Current Parent Company: 
Wells Fargo
Penalty: 
$50,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
September 8, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Wells Fargo agreed to pay $50 million in civil penalties in settlement of allegations it opened accounts without the customers' consent and without informing them, leading to unwanted fees and financial consequences. Federal agencies separately settled these allegations at the same time.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Los Angeles (CA) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
Los Angeles
Facility City: 
Los Angeles
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.