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Peter Douglas Monson of Blaine, Minnesota submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he allegedly exercised discretion and engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in violation of NASD Conduct Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.

In February 2014, Peter Douglas Monson joined Van Clemens & Co. as a General Securities Representative and General Securities Principal. According to the FINRA findings, Monson actively traded risky microcap stocks in a customer’s account without required authorization. The FINRA findings found that when Monson took control over the customer’s account, it had declined by 60% from investment losses, commissions charged for trades, and also from more than $138,000 in withdrawals that the customer used to help finance a family business. After the customer informed Monson of her cancer diagnosis he continued his frequent trading of microcap securities and did not curtail the amount of trading in her account or seek to reduce her risk exposure. In addition, FINRA stated that Monson allegedly had little contact with the customer and exercised discretion to decide what to trade, when to trade it, and what prices on more than 100 occasions during the same period. Continue Reading

Cory Lee Mireau of Eden Prairie, Minnesota submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was fined and suspended for allegedly engaging in unapproved private transactions in violation of NASD Rule 3040 and FINRA Rules 3240, 3270 and 2010.

In July 2006, Cory Lee Mireau joined Ameriprise as a General Securities Representative and Investment Company/Variable Contracts Products Representative. According to the FINRA findings, Mireau borrowed $150,500 from two customers and used $140,000 to personally invest in private transactions without notice or approval from his firm. The findings stated that Mireau allegedly failed to repay the principal within two years with a 10 percent interest and the agreed shared 10 percent of his initial profits with one of the customers. The FINRA findings also stated that Mireau also performed outside consulting work for one of the customers and received $1,250 in compensation without approval from his firm. In addition to those findings, Mireau also allegedly falsely attested on annual compliance questionnaires that he had not engaged in unapproved private transactions and disclosed all outside business activities to his firm. Continue Reading

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