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Wells Fargo CEO Ambushed: ‘We Won’t Take Your Home But We Want A Minute Of Your Time’

By Zaid Jilani  

"Wells Fargo CEO Ambushed: ‘We Won’t Take Your Home But We Want A Minute Of Your Time’"


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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

Megabank Wells Fargo has been one of the worst abusers of consumers, being ordered to pay $203 million by a federal judge for overdraft charges and settling a lawsuit earlier this year for $85 million over its mortgage practices. The bank was also a recipient of a $25 billion taxpayer bailout.

So Occupy Raleigh and Occupy North Carolina State University (NCSU) decided to confront Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf about these abuses at a speech at NCSU. As Stumpf began speaking, these activists “mic checked” the banking executive. “We won’t take your home, but we want a minute of your time!” they shouted. They pointed to Wells Fargo’s violations of the law, the banking bailout, and the CEO’s $19 million salary. Watch the mic check:

No one was arrested for the interruption.

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