Did Alec C. Franks Cause You Investment Losses?
You may have read that Alec C. Franks of Staten Island, 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 Rule 8210 and 2010.
From August 2014 through April 2019, Alec C. Franks was registered under multiple capacities with First Standard Financial Company, LLC. According to the findings, FINRA sent a request to Franks during an investigation regarding his alleged involvement in outside business activities and excessive trading. The findings stated that Franks had initially cooperated with FINRA but later stated in an email that he allegedly acknowledged the request and refused to provide the documents. Although Alec C. Franks is no longer associated with any FINRA member, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 8210(a) states that, for purposes of an investigation, FINRA may require any person subject to its jurisdiction to provide information and to permit FINRA staff to inspect and copy books and records that are in the person’s possession, custody, or control. FINRA Rule 8210(c) provides that “no person shall fail to provide information or to permit an inspection and copying of books, records, or accounts pursuant to this Rule.” A violation of FINRA Rule 8210 also is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010.
Do you need a New York FINRA Defense Lawyer?
Unfortunately, Alec C. Franks 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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