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Roswell, Georgia Representative Suspended and Fined for Excessive Trading

Denny Darmodihardjo of Roswell, Georgia submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for allegedly recommending and making unstable investments on behalf of a client. Mr. Darmodihardjo first became associated with FINRA through a member firm in 1995. From 2006 through 2015, Mr. Darmodihardjo was a General Securities Representative (GSR) through Rockwell Global Capital LLC (Rockwell).

FINRA found that between 2009 and 2011, Mr. Darmodihardjo engaged in excessive trading in three of a client’s accounts. FINRA further alleged that Mr. Darmodihardjo recommended unsuitable short selling and margin use to his customers’ in violation of FINRA and NASD conduct rules. At the time of these investments, Mr. Darmodihardjo had limited experience in margin trading and was recommending investments that did not comply with his clients risk tolerance and objectives. In October 2010, Mr. Darmodihardjo executed thirteen short sales accounting for $897,057 traded on margin.  This excessive trading resulted in four margin calls in that month alone, and further losses in the account.

Without admitting or denying the FINRA findings, Mr. Darmodihardjo agreed to the FINRA sanctions and was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine. Additionally, Mr. Darmodihardjo was suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 18 months.

Stockbrokers have been known to engage in many types of practices which violate industry and firm rules, practices, and procedures.  In order to protect customers from stockbroker misconduct, FINRA rules require broker-dealers such as Rockwell Global Capital to establish and implement a reasonable supervisory system.  The implementation of the rules require supervisors to monitor employees to ensure they comply with federal and state securities laws, securities industry rules and regulations, and the firm, such as Rockwell Global Capital own policies and procedures.  If broker dealers and/or their supervisors do not establish and implement these protective measures, they may be liable to investors for damages which flow from the misconduct.  As a result, investors who have suffered losses because of their stockbroker’s unlawful or prohibited conduct can file a claim to recover damages against broker dealers like Rockwell Global Capital, which should consistently oversee its employees in order to prevent stockbroker misconduct.

Have you suffered losses in your Rockwell Global Capital investment account due to your stockbroker’s misconduct?  If so, call Robert Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. for a free consultation.  Mr. Pearce is accepting clients with valid claims against stockbrokers for unsuitable recommendations, misrepresentations, and/or other unauthorized and prohibited conduct.

The most important of investors’ rights is the right to be informed!  This Investors’ Rights blog post is by the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida.  For over 35 years, Attorney Pearce has tried, arbitrated, and mediated hundreds of disputes involving complex securities, commodities, and investment law issues.  The lawyers at our law firm are devoted to protecting investors’ rights throughout the United States and internationally!  Please post a comment, call (800) 732-2889, send Mr. Pearce an email at pearce@rwpearce.com, and/or visit our website at www.secatty.com for answers to any of your questions about this blog post and/or any related matter.