On September 21, 2018 an Officer of Hearing Officers (OHO) decision became final against David Jonathan Bolton in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for violating FINRA Rules 4511 and 2010 and FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.
Bolton joined Thurston, Springer, Miller, Herd & Titak, Inc. (“Thurston”) in November 2014 until February 2016 when he handed in his resignation. The findings stated that after Bolton resigned, Thurston filed a Uniform Termination for Securities Industry Registration. According to FINRA, Bolton engaged in unsuitable short-term trading in Class A mutual fund shares in two customers’ accounts causing them to pay $24,747 in unnecessary sales charges. Bolton’s tradings were allegedly unsuitable because the short-term nature of the trades conflicted with the customers’ longer-term investment horizon. In addition, Bolton allegedly caused his firm to maintain inaccurate books by mismarking or causing others to mismark as unsolicited electronic order tickets that he had solicited. FINRA also stated that Bolton took the files of his customers with him when he moved from firm to firm and destroyed them. Continue reading →