Jeffrey Schwebach of Sioux Falls, South Dakota submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he has been suspended for allegedly engaging in unapproved private securities transactions in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010.
From November 2010 to June 2018, Mr. Schwebach was registered with Independent Financial Group (IFG) as a General Securities Representative and Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative. According to the FINRA findings, Jeffrey Schwebach sold $895,000 Woodbridge promissory notes to 18 investors, 13 of whom were his firm’s customers and received $19,534 in commissions. The findings also stated that Schwebach never sought approval from his firm to sell the promissory notes and instead disclosed Woodbridge as an outside business activity involving first position mortgages, not as private transactions. In addition to the FINRA findings, Schwebach allegedly falsely stated that he had not engaged in unapproved private securities transactions on annual compliance questionnaires. Continue Reading