Conrad Huss of Airmont, New York submitted an Offer of Settlement to the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly misrepresenting material facts in the sale of promissory notes. Mr. Huss first became associated with FINRA through a member firm in November 1989. From January 15, 2005 through October 31, 2006, Mr. Huss was a registered representative with du Pasquier & Co., Inc. (DPC).
While associated with DPC, FINRA found that Mr. Huss made misrepresentations in the solicitation and sale of $1.4 million worth of promissory notes in a private offering to 14 DPC customers. According to FINRA, the notes were issued by Economic Development Finance Corporation (EDFC), a Massachusetts real estate development company. After the offering (between March 2006 and August 2006) EDFC defaulted under the EDFC Notes and failed to pay DPC’s customers the principal due. This resulted in significant losses for many of the DPC customers.