Did Lang Phu Nguyen Cause You Investment Losses?
Lang Phu Nguyen of Algonquin, Illinois submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 45 days. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly exercised discretionary trading without authorization and violated firm policies in violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 2010. The suspension was in effect from March 15, 2021, through April 28, 2021.
In July 2015, Lang Phu Nguyen joined Edward Jones and became registered as a General Securities Representative. According to FINRA’s findings, from January 2017 through December 2018, Nguyen allegedly exercised discretionary trading in seven customers’ accounts effecting approximately 350 transactions. The findings state that prior to placing the trades, Nguyen allegedly failed to obtain written authorization from the customers to exercise discretion in their accounts. In addition, the findings state that Nguyen violated firm policies when he allegedly used his personal cell phone to take 151 photographs of confidential customer information on 135 separate occasions and used his personal email address to transmit the images to his firm email account. Although Lang Phu Nguyen is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
NASD Rule 2510(b) prohibits registered representatives from “exercising any discretionary power in a customer’s account” unless the customer has provided prior written authorization to the representative and the account has been accepted as a discretionary account, in writing, by the representative’s member firm. A violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”.
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