Wells Fargo Safe From RICO Suit Over $68M Ponzi Scheme

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 9:13 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge Thursday tossed a proposed class action alleging a Wells Fargo & Co. subsidiary knowingly participated in a $68 million Ponzi scheme in violation of the state's racketeering laws.

U.S. District Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley dismissed an amended complaint that accused Wachovia Bank — now part of Wells Fargo — of violating the Florida Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by its failure to file suspicious activity and currency transaction reports on deposits made as part of an alleged Ponzi scheme.

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