One of Wells Fargo Advisors former brokers has won $6.83 million in an arbitration dispute after alleging he was wrongfully terminated and defamed by the firm after cooperating with a regulatory investigation.

Gregory Kipple’s August 2009 dismissal from Wells Fargo came after he was tied to a customer complaint brought against the firm and cooperated with a resulting Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s investigation, said his lawyer, David Wechsler, founding partner of New York law firm Wechsler & Cohen LLP.

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