On October 28, 2021, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged former Wells Fargo broker and investment advisor representative Kenneth Welsh with stealing nearly $3 million from his advisory clients and brokerage customers from January 2016 through January 2021. The SEC has accused Mr. Welsh of transferring funds that belonged to his clients and customers to himself and his family to purchase gold coins and other precious metals, buy luxury goods, and pay off personal credit cards.
Mr. Welsh was registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC in Fairfield, NJ. Wells Fargo terminated Mr. Welsh’s employment in June 2021 after the allegations arose that Mr. Welsh misappropriated funds from Wells Fargo’s customers, including senior citizens.
Iorio Altamirano LLP is investigating potential legal claims on behalf of customers of Kenneth Welsh and Wells Fargo related to potential misconduct by Mr. Welsh.