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PFS Investments Broker Suspended by FINRA for Taking Customer Loans

Marco Daniel, a registered representative with the Chula Vista, California branch of PFS Investments, consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the sanction and the entry of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he borrowed money from a customer, failed to disclose his outside business activity, and falsely reported in a firm questionnaire his involvement in this misconduct.

According to FINRA, Marco Antonio Daniel (aka Tony Daniel), of Chula Vista, California, borrowed a total of $19,015 from a customer and did not repay the loans until the customer had complained to the firm. Mr. Daniel also failed to disclose the loans or to receive the firm’s approval. Further, he failed to provide notice to his firm that he had engaged in outside business activity involving the use of the borrowed money.

Due to the aforementioned misconduct, Marco Daniel was suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for four months. The suspension is in effect from February 1, 2016 through May 31, 2016.

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