Wells Fargo execs pay back millions…

Bankers doing the perp walk…

Say “Thank you” to the directors of Wells Fargo bank. They’re “clawing back” $135 million from two former top executives who allowed massive criminal activity to happen.

Wells Fargo previously was penalized $185 million for wrongdoing by its employees who created millions of fake accounts — and charged some customers for services they didn’t request or want — in order to meet sales and growth goals.

Wells Fargo’s former CEO and its head of retail banking are in the board’s crosshairs. These two will be forced to pay back $135 million in pay and stock options, because they knew about the fake accounts and hushed up the activity, even as they canned more than 5,000 Wells Fargo employees over a five-year period.

Bravo! to the Wells Fargo board.

Now I’m waiting for the boards of the other Fortune 500 companies to step up and do what’s right. Here’s what I’m talking about: no Wall Street or business executive has been sent to jail for the terrible crimes in mortgage financing that started the Great Recession almost 10 years ago.

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