George Louis McCaffrey III, a former registered stockbroker submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he has been fined and suspended for participating in private securities transactions.
McCaffrey was registered with NTB Financial Corporation as a general securities representative and agent from July 1989 until his termination in October 2017. According to FINRA, Mr. McCaffrey participated in a total of 22 undisclosed private transactions, in which ten investors purchased $1,775,000 in debt and equity securities without first providing notice to his firm. The findings stated that McCaffrey introduced these customers to representatives of a greenhouse building and leasing company, so they would make an investment. McCaffrey allegedly reviewed and edited the documents for the investment and forwarded investment-related documents to the customers. The findings stated that the investors purchased $1,775,000 in promissory notes and McCaffrey received $124,250 in commissions from these transactions. In addition, FINRA stated McCaffrey incorrectly indicated that he had not participated in private securities transactions. Continue Reading