Bryan Edwin Benson of Tucson, Arizona submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was barred for allegedly refusing to provide requested information and documents to FINRA in violation of FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010.
In September of 2007, Bryan Edwin Benson joined Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC in which he was registered as a General Securities Representative. According to FINRA findings, a form U5 was filed reporting Bryan Edwin Benson voluntarily resigned from the firm in December of 2019. In April 2020, FINRA sent a request to Benson for documents in connection with an investigation into a customer complaint. The FINRA finding stated that Bryan Edwin Benson allegedly acknowledged and refused to supply the requested information. Although Bryan Edwin Benson is no longer registered with any FINRA member firm he remains under FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may “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 a FINRA investigation” FINRA Rule 8210(c) further states that “[n]o 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 member firms and their associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”
Without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, Bryan Edwin Benson was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities.
Stockbrokers have been known to engage in many practices that may violate industry and firm rules, practices, and procedures. In order to protect investors from stockbroker misconduct, FINRA rules require brokerage firms to establish and implement a supervisory system. The implementation of these industry rules requires supervisors to monitor their employees to ensure compliance with federal and state securities laws, securities industry rules and regulations, and the brokerage firm’s own policies and procedures. If broker-dealers and/or their supervisors fail to establish and implement these protective measures, they may be liable to investors for damages which flow from the broker’s misconduct. Therefore, investors who have suffered losses stemming from misconduct by their broker can file claims to recover damages against broker-dealers, like Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, which should consistently oversee its brokers’ activities in order to prevent the above-described misconduct.
Have you suffered losses in your Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC account due to misconduct by your broker? Was Bryan Edwin Benson your stockbroker? 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 Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC stockbrokers who may have engaged in broker misconduct and caused investors’ losses.
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