On September 29, 2014, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commisson (SEC) charged two former Wells Fargo employees with insider trading. The SEC complaint alleges that Gregory T. Bolan, Jr. worked as a research analysis he tipped Joseph C. Ruggieri, a Wells Fargo trader, in advance of several market moving ratings upgrades or downgrades. Ruggieri made over $117,000 on the trades, according to the SEC.
Last week the SEC announced that Wells Fargo had agreed to pay a $5 million penalty to settle charges that a former broker engaged in insider trading of Burger King Worldwide, Inc., before the buyout of the company in 2010. In that action the SEC had also charged that Wells Fargo delayed production of documents and produced an altered internal document.
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