You may have read that Jiong Gu of New York, New York was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010.
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In April 2020, FINRA sent a request to Jiong Gu for documents and information in connection with his alleged outside business activities. According to the findings, Gu requested an extension from FINRA due to a partial and incomplete response. The findings state that FINRA granted the request, however, Gu later responded to FINRA in a letter stating that he allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused to provide the requested documents and information. Although Jiong Gu is not registered with FINRA or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA has the right to “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 the investigation, complaint, examination or proceeding.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) states that “no member or person shall fail to provide information or testimony or to permit inspection and copying of books, records, or accounts pursuant to this Rule.” A violation of FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.
Unfortunately, Jiong Gu 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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