Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney?
You may have read that Byron Pat Treat of Amarillo, Texas was barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010.
In 1989, Byron Pat Treat joined Great Nation Investment Corporation while registered as a General Securities Representative and a General Securities Principal. According to the findings, FINRA sent a request to Treat to produce documents and information in connection with their investigation into whether Treat reasonably supervised the sale of illiquid investments. The findings state that Treat responded during a phone call with FINRA on February 9, 2021, stating that he received, acknowledged, and refused to provide any of the requested documents and information. Byron Pat Treat is subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction because he is currently associated with and registered through a FINRA member firm.
FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA staff shall have the right to “require a member, person associated with a member, or any other person subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction to provide information orally, in writing, or electronically…with respect to any matter involved in the investigation, complaint, examination, or proceeding.” A failure to comply with a request for documents and information issued pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210 is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”
Unfortunately, Byron Pat Treat might have avoided that FINRA 8210 bar from the securities industry with a skilled and experienced FINRA 8210 defense attorney. It is important, early on, to have a FINRA defense attorney advise you on how not to make matters worse and resolve the dispute with the least amount of sanctions which could range from censures to fines, suspensions, permanent bars, and/or referrals to federal or state prosecutors. You will need an experienced FINRA defense lawyer who not only has knowledge of FINRA rules and procedures, the securities laws and the appropriate sanction for the alleged misconduct but also has an excellent reputation and credibility with the FINRA attorneys to negotiate the best outcome.
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