Did Brian Brunhaver Cause You Investment Losses?
Brian Harris Brunhaver, a former Snohomish, Washington-based registered principal employed by Boston, Massachusetts-based LPL Financial LLC, was named a respondent in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) complaint claiming that he used an unauthorized email account to communicate with customers and his assistant relating to his securities business. FINRA’s complaint claims that LPL Financial sent out an adviser alert telling its registered representatives that they were required to use either a firm-provided email address or an address approved by its compliance officers hosted with a firm-approved email host vendor. FINRA found that Mr. Brunhaver used both his firm-provided email address and a personal email account following the adviser alert for business communications without obtaining his firm’s consent. It is alleged Mr. Brunhaver also permitted his assistant to use her personal email account for business communications.
FINRA’s complaint also alleged that Mr. Brunhaver made fraudulent statements to induce the purchase of a security by means of a manipulative, deceptive, and/or other fraudulent device in email messages sent from his personal email account to a customer regarding a non-traded REIT. In those messages, Mr. Brunhaver allegedly told the customer that her principal investment in the non-traded REIT would be guaranteed, that the investment had no risk, and that she could not lose her money if she invested. The customer invested $114,300 in the non-traded REIT and incurred a loss due to Mr. Brunhaver’s alleged practices. As a result, Mr. Brunhaver allegedly violated his firm’s policies, FINRA and SEC rules, and prevented his firm from reviewing his business-related email communications, required by NASD rules governing supervision.
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Washington has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to make misrepresentations about investing in securities (stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, REITs, Junk Bonds, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, etc.) they are selling, the strategies they are recommending (margin, short selling, option) and to engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Washington securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
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