Maxim Group Stockbroker Suspended for Unsuitable Recommendations

Eric Howard Kunis, of South Setauket, New York, submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which Kunis was assessed a deferred fine of $2,500, suspended for two months and ordered to pay $2,189.78 in restitution to his customers. From 2002 through 2018, Kunis was registered with Maxim Group as a General Securities Principal. According to FINRA, between February 2012 and January 2017 Kunis engaged in an unsuitable pattern of short-term trading in the accounts of eleven customers. FINRA stated that Kunis repeatedly recommended his customers purchase and sell unit investment trusts (UITs) before their maturity date, causing the customers to incur unnecessary sales charges. Based on the foregoing, FINRA concluded that Kunis violated NASD Rule 2310 along with FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.

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