In an interview for an article in the Wall Street Journal, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf explained that it was the fault of the over 5,300 rogue employees who engaged in the fraudulent conduct of opening over 2 million unauthorized accounts, not the bank, not the board, and certainly senior management. We know the number of rogue employees involved because this was the number of rogue employees who were terminated for being involved in the scandal. It was fully 2 percent of the bank’s entire employee base. But not to worry about the propriety of the board or senior management. No one from those levels was terminated as a result of the actions of a mere 5300 rogue employees.
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