Man says Wells Fargo fired him for whistleblowing

The Damascus man says he complained about the bank's mortgage practices

A gavel in a courtroom (MGN Online, file)
A gavel in a courtroom (MGN Online, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Damascus man has filed a lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo & Co. of firing him after he alerted them of issues in mortgage procedures.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that according to a lawsuit unsealed last week, Duke Tran says he complained that the bank was collecting on mortgage loans for which it did not have the proper documentation and he was fired.

Tran was fired in November 2014. Wells Fargo denies any wrongdoing.

Tran’s lawsuit says after he alerted managers to the mortgage errors, he and the rest of his team received an email from a supervisor telling them that full disclosure was unnecessary and that customers do not need to know. Tran says he continued to question the policy and was later fired as a result.

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