Via America’s Lawyer: The SEC charges former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf with misleading investors, reaching a $2.5 million settlement. Mike Papantonio explains more.


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Finally tonight some good news. The securities and exchange commission has charged the former head of Wells Fargo with misleading investors as part of an ongoing investigation into the former leadership at that bank. The former CEO, John Stumpf, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle the charges of misleading investors about the banks problems, while another former executive is going to be fighting the charges against her in court. Wells Fargo has been hit with complaint after complaint, month after month, year after year. This company just keeps, just keeps coming with breaking the law. Everything from racial discrimination in, in, in, in lending practices to creating fake accounts for people, being among the charges that the banks has, has faced, but it doesn’t do any good. It does no good because the SEC will not throw anybody in jail. And until the department of justice starts going after this company and throwing their CEOs that have done this, that have stolen money from mom and pop, that have engaged in clear criminal conduct, until they’re thrown in jail, nothing’s going to change.

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Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.