Quest Capital Stockbroker Barred for Engaging in Private Securities Transactions

Frank Roland Dietrich of Fairfax Station, Virginia submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and agreed to be barred for allegedly engaging in private securities transactions in violation of NASD Rule 3040 and FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010.

Frank Roland Dietrich was registered with Quest Capital Securities as a General Securities Representative from March 2013 through April 2019. According to FINRA, Dietrich engaged in private securities transactions totaling more than $10.8 million without written notice or approval from his firm. The FINRA findings stated Dietrich solicited investors to purchase promissory notes relating to the Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC (“Woodbridge”), a purported real estate investment fund, which later filed a voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy petition. FINRA stated that he sold $10,831,645 in the funds’ notes to 58 investors, 30 of whom were customers of Quest Capital and received $260,864 in commissions in connection with the transactions.

Without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, Frank Roland Dietrich consented to the sanctions and has been barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities.

Stockbrokers have been known to engage in many practices that may violate industry and firm rules, practices, and procedures. In order to protect investors from stockbroker misconduct, FINRA rules require brokerage firms to establish and implement a supervisory system. The implementation of these industry rules requires supervisors to monitor their employees to ensure compliance with federal and state securities laws, securities industry rules and regulations, and the brokerage firm’s own policies and procedures. If broker-dealers and/or their supervisors fail to establish and implement these protective measures, they may be liable to investors for damages which flow from the broker’s misconduct. Therefore, investors who have suffered losses stemming from private transactions, and/or other misconduct by their broker can file claims to recover damages against broker-dealers, like Quest Capital Securities, which should consistently oversee its brokers’ activities in order to prevent the above-described misconduct.

Have you suffered losses in your Quest Capital Securities account due to private transactions by your broker? Was Frank Roland Dietrich your stockbroker? If so, call Robert Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. for a free consultation. Mr. Pearce is accepting clients with valid claims against Quest Capital Securities stockbrokers who may have engaged in broker misconduct and caused investors’ losses.

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