Michael Bell, a former registered representative with the Boca Raton, Florida branch of Westpark Capital, Inc. submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the entry of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he violated his member firm’s written supervisory procedures (WSPs) by sending misleading, promissory emails to clients from his personal email account.
According to FINRA, Michael Bell used his personal email account to communicate with customers, both current and prospective, without the approval of Westpark Capital and in violation of the firm’s WSPs. Mr. Bell had been disciplined previously by Westpark Capital for alleged email related misconduct. Therefore, FINRA stated that Mr. Bell knew that using his personal email for customer correspondence was prohibited. Continue reading →