Nov 30 (Reuters) - James Strother, Wells Fargo & Co's general counsel, who had originally planned to retire at year-end, will stay on indefinitely in the position to deal with the fallout from a sales scandal, according to a bank spokesman.
"In light of recent events the decision was made to have Jim Strother remain with the company and continue to serve as our general counsel," said Peter Gilchrist, a bank spokesman, adding that the decision was made by the bank's board of directors. A search is under way for Strother's replacement, Gilchrist said.
An email and call to Strother were not returned. (Reporting by Dan Freed in New York; editing by Lauren Tara LaCapra)