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Keith Holcomb of Pawtucket, Rhode Island submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $7,500 and was suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of six months. The sanctions were based on findings that he borrowed money from a customer in violation of FINRA Rules 3240 and 2010. The suspension is in effect from April 5, 2021, through October 4, 2021.

From September 2015 to June 2017, Keith Holcomb was registered with MML Investors Services, LLC as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. According to FINRA’s findings, Holcomb borrowed at least $31,420 from a customer without notifying or receiving approval from his firm. The findings state that the firm had supervisory procedures prohibited borrowing money from customers unless they were considered immediate family in which the customer was not. In addition, the findings state that Holcomb was aware that the customer suffered from serious health problems and was not financially secure at the time. Although Keith Holcomb is not currently associated with a FINRA member, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.

FINRA Rule 3240(a) states that a registered representative may not borrow money from any customer unless his member firm has written procedures that allow for such borrowing and the borrowing arrangement meets certain other conditions. FINRA Rule 3240(b) generally requires a registered representative to notify his member firm and obtain written pre-approval of his borrowing arrangement with a customer. A violation of Rule 3240 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires member firms and their associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

Are you a Rhode Island investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Rhode Island stockbroker or investment advisor transfer assets without your authority to the stockbroker or another party, steal, or otherwise commit theft in your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly rated, and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration attorney—an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues. 

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At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Rhode Island, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.

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For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities, and investment law disputes serving Rhode Island citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Robert Wayne Pearce of The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years and has helped recover over $140 million dollars for his clients. During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. To speak with Attorney Pearce, call (800) 732-2889 or Contact Us online for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with Attorney Pearce about your case.

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