Did John Rosas Jaramillo Cause You Investment Losses?
John Rosas Jaramillo of Los Angeles, California was fined $5,000, suspended for a period of five months, and ordered to pay $3,770.83 in deferred disgorgement of commissions received. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly participated in unapproved private securities transactions in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010. Without admitting or denying the alleged misconduct, John Rosas Jaramillo consented to the sanctions. The suspension is in effect from September 8, 2020, through February 7, 2021.
In June 2008, John Rosas Jaramillo joined Western International Securities, Inc. and was registered as a General Securities Representative and Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) in March 2020, disclosing that Jaramillo had been discharged due to misconduct. According to the FINRA findings, Jaramillo allegedly solicited and sold $250,000 in Woodbridge promissory notes to three investors without receiving approval from his firm. The findings also stated that Jaramillo received $8,770.83 in commissions from the transactions and had allegedly failed to disclose the fund by falsely attesting on annual compliance questionnaires as to whether he participated in private security transactions. Although John Rosas Jaramillo is no longer associated with a FINRA member, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 3280(b) states, in relevant part, that “prior to participating in any private securities transaction, an associated person shall provide written notice to the member with which he is associated describing in detail the proposed transaction and the person’s proposed role therein and stating whether he has received or may receive selling compensation in connection with the transaction.” FINRA Rule 3280(e) defines generally a private securities transaction as any securities transaction outside the regular course or scope of an associated person’s employment with a member. FINRA Rule 2010 requires associated persons, in the conduct of their business, to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.
Do you need a California FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney?
Did your Los Angeles, California stockbroker or investment advisor recommend an investment that turned out to be an investment that was never reviewed or approved by their stockbrokerage firm employer? The stockbrokers who stoop to that level are usually insolvent or uncollectible. And so, the investor’s only recourse is against the brokerage firm employer. But stockbrokerage firms always claim ignorance of the stockbroker’s activities and deny liability for the sale of unauthorized investments which they call Selling Away as if that was an absolute defense. Not so! You will definitely need an experienced attorney who knows the securities laws and how to hold the stockbrokerage firm responsible for their employees Selling Away under legal principles of actual authority, apparent authority, estoppel and failure to supervise. If your attorney knows where to look he/she can often find Red Flags of the alleged unauthorized sales that the firm did not look for, missed, or saw and just ignored.
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