Did David Christopher Davis Cause You Investment Losses?
David Christopher Davis of Lubbock, Texas was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of six months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly forged customers signatures on firm documents and failed to disclose two federal tax liens in violation of Article V, Section 2(c) of FINRA’s ByLaw’s and FINRA Rules 1122 and 2010. The suspension is in effect from September 21, 2020, through March 20, 2021.
In January 2002, David Christopher Davis joined MML Investors Services, LLC and was registered as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) disclosing that Davis had been terminated due to misconduct. According to the FINRA findings, Davis allegedly forged the signatures of three customers on insurance policy applications that he submitted on their behalf even though he was aware of the Firm’s written supervisory procedures which required a customer’s authentic signature. The findings also stated that the Internal Revenue Service filed two tax lien against him in the amount of $184,000 and failed to disclose them to the Firm or via an amended Form U4 within the thirty-day filing period. In addition to FINRA’s findings, Davis falsely attested that his Form U4 was updated to reflect all liens on two of his firm’s annual compliance questionnaires.
Article V, Section 2(c) of FINRA’s By-Laws requires that registered representatives keep their Form U4 “current at all times,” and that amendments to a Form U4 must be filed with FINRA “not later than thirty days of learning of the facts and circumstances giving rise to the amendment.” FINRA Rule 1122 prohibits associated persons from filing with FINRA information regarding registration “which is incomplete or inaccurate so as to be misleading, or which could in any way tend to mislead, or fail to correct such filing after notice thereof.” A violation of Article V, Section 2(c) of FINRA’s By-Laws and FINRA Rule 1122 also constitutes a violation of FINRA Rule 2010.
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