Do You Need a FINRA Defense Attorney?
You may have read that Ryan Tarjanyi of Huber Heights, Ohio 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.
In February 2017, Ryan Tarjanyi joined Bankers Life Securities, Inc. while registered as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative and a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that he had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent Tarjanyi a request to appear for an on-the-record testimony regarding customer complaints alleging forgery and falsification of information on an insurance application and annuity withdrawal forms. The findings state that during his on-the-record testimony, Tarjanyi provided inaccurate information in response to the complaints. Although Ryan Tarjanyi is no longer associated with any FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 8210 requires member firms and associated persons to provide information and testimony to FINRA in the course of an examination or investigation. Under Rule 8210, FINRA staff has the right to require associated persons to testify under oath “with respect to any matter involved in the investigation.” Inherent in that obligation to testify is the obligation to testify truthfully. FINRA Rule 2010 requires each FINRA member and its associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Providing false or misleading testimony to FINRA violates FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010.
Unfortunately, Ryan Tarjanyi 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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The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. understands what is at stake in FINRA securities law matters and works tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. Attorney Pearce’s FINRA defense skills are highly regarded throughout Ohio and across the nation. For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of FINRA disputes serving Ohio citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail.