FINRA Complaint Filed Against Former Huntington Investment Company Stockbroker William Joseph Kielczewski

William Joseph Kielczewski was named a respondent in a FINRA complaint alleging that he falsely attested to his firm compliance questionnaires, participated in private securities transactions and caused his firm to file five misleading form U4’s all in violation of NASD Rule 3040, Article V, Section 2 of FINRA’s By-Laws and FINRA Rules 3280, 2010 and 1122. In January 2014, William Joseph Kielczewski joined Huntington Investment Company (Huntington) as a general securities representative until his involuntary termination on April 26, 2017. According to the FINRA findings, Kielczewski was involved in an outside business activity, a hedge fund called Mariemont, promoting it to potential investors and participated in multiple private transactions through which four Firm customers invested over $10 million. The findings also stated that Kielczewski allegedly caused his member firm to submit five false U4 forms stating he was a silent minority partner, had a passive position with the company and described himself as a passive investor in which he was not. William Joseph Kielczewski is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member and remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.

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