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Warren probing disappearance of DOL webpage for Wells Fargo employee complaints

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is looking into the disappearance of a Department of Labor webpage for Wells Fargo & Co. employee complaints.

In a Jan. 26 letter addressed to acting Labor Secretary Edward Hugler, Warren expressed concern over the removal of the webpage www.dol.gov/wellsfargo. She wrote that the removal would enable the company to "escape full responsibility for its fraudulent actions and the Department to shirk its outstanding obligations to American workers," especially in light of new allegations from Wells Fargo employees of retaliation for reporting illegal activities and that the company engaged in other questionable activities such as shredding documents before internal risk inspections.

The senator's letter also sought to bring to the Department of Labor's attention other potential issues involving Wells Fargo, which include charging customers for mistakes made by the bank.

Warren also asked Hugler to disclose if Labor would continue to look into Wells Fargo, if it would increase the scope of its investigations to include the newest allegations of misconduct, if the webpage would be reinstated, and if any individuals who defended the company in the past would be part of the probes into the San Francisco-based banking giant.