Justice Dept. orders whistleblower to justify in Wells Fargo probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed Yesenia Guitron, a high-profile whistleblower and Wells Fargo banker, in its criminal investigation into the bank’s opening of accounts without customer permission.

Prosecutors in San Francisco asked her to testify before a grand jury in San Francisco on Tueseday, according to a subpoena dated Dec. 12.

Guitron is one of five Wells Fargo employees that sued the bank or filed complaints with regulators claiming that they were fired after reporting the opening.

The bank has acknowledged opening up to two million accounts without customer permission and fire d 5,300 employees for the behavior.

Source: Reuters

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