Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $2.09 Billion Penalty for Allegedly Misrepresenting Quality of Loans Used in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department announced today that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and several of its affiliates (Wells Fargo) will 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. Investors, including federally insured financial institutions, suffered billions of dollars in losses from investing in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) containing loans originated by Wells Fargo.

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Meat Processor, 2 Company Officials Plead Guilty to Selling Beef, Pork and Poultry They Falsely Claimed Had Been Inspected

LOS ANGELES – A meat processor that supplied Southern California grocery chains, the company’s owner and a plant manager have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the sale of “misbranded” beef, pork and poultry products that illegally bore the official USDA mark and falsely indicated the meats had been inspected by federal authorities.

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