Did Christian Frank Lucchetto Cause You Investment Losses?
Christian Frank Lucchetto of Staten Island, New York submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for a period of three months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. The suspension is in effect from February 16, 2021, through May 15, 2021.
From July 2016 to September 2019, Christian Frank Lucchetto was registered as a General Securities Representative with First Standard Financial Company LLC. According to the FINRA findings, Lucchetto allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in a customer’s accounts. The findings state that while Lucchetto exercised de facto control over the account, his trading generated high cost-to-equity ratios of more than 71 percent and a turnover rate of 19.42. In addition to the findings, the customer paid a total of $30,454.86 in commissions and fees while incurring losses totaling $64,402.09. In addition, Lucchetto was ordered to pay $30,454.86, plus interest, in restitution to the customer.
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FINRA Rule 2111, requires, among other things, an associated person “to have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of recommended transactions, even if suitable when viewed in isolation, are not excessive and unsuitable for the customer when taken together” in light of the customer’s investment profile. Excessive trading occurs, and is unsuitable, when a registered representative has actual or de facto control over trading in a customer’s account and the level of activity in that account is inconsistent with the customer’s investment needs and objectives. A violation of FINRA Rule 2111 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.
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