Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney?
You may have read that Valerie Idarraga Ceballos of Orlando, Florida was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because she failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010.
In April 2018, Valerie Idarraga Ceballos joined Wells Fargo as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that she had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent Ceballos a request to appear for an on-the-record testimony regarding her termination for applying for business support from the Small Business Administration when she allegedly admitted she did not have a pre-existing formal business as required. The findings state that Ceballos responded to FINRA during a phone call, stating that she allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused their request to appear at any time. Although Valerie Idarraga Ceballos is no longer associated with any FINRA member firm, she remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA staff shall have 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.” A failure to comply with a request for documents and information issued pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210 is 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, Valerie Idarraga Ceballos 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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