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You may have read that Gautam Arora of Anaheim, California was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210.

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In 2013, Gautam Arora joined Transamerica Financial Advisors and became registered as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Product Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that he had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, Arora allegedly solicited investors to participate in unapproved investments without approval from his firm. The findings state that FINRA then began an investigation and sent a request for Arora for documents and information. The findings further state that Arora responded to FINRA through email and a phone call, stating that he allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused to provide the requested documents. Although Gautam Arora is no longer associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.

FINRA Rule 8210(a) states, in relevant part, that FINRA has the right to “require a … person associated with a member, or any other person subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction to provide information … in writing, or electronically … with respect to any matter involved in the investigation, complaint, examination or proceeding that is in such … person’s possession, custody or control.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) similarly provides that “[n]o member or person shall fail to provide information . . . pursuant to this Rule.” A violation of FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons, in the conduct of their business, to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”

Unfortunately, Gautam Arora 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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