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Will Wells Fargo lead to more whistleblowing?

Tom Fox | October 3, 2016

Will the Wells Fargo fraudulent account scandal lead to more whistleblower legislation? That is one question The Man From FCPA has been considering in the wake of this ever-burgeoning imbroglio. While the bank’s CEO John Stumpf has consistently appeared as the CEO who couldn’t shoot straight in his testimony before both Senate and House committees looking into the scandal, there may well be other effects for the banking industry in other areas going forward.

One thing that is abundantly clear, even at this early stage, was that internal reporting did absolutely no good to stop illegal and unethical conduct within Wells Fargo. Several whistleblowers have publicly come forward to report they were terminated after going through the appropriate procedures of reporting to their superiors, HR, and eventually calling the company internal hotline. One response to this...

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