Former Girard Securities broker Jason LeBlanc, of Fulshear, Texas, has been barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for numerous violations, including misuse of customer funds, failure to disclose outside business activities, and engaging in private securities transactions without the firm’s approval.
According to FINRA, Jason Hyson LeBlanc violated FINRA rules by engaging in private securities transactions without his firm’s knowledge or approval by selling numerous promissory notes and partnership interests in a coffee shop. FINRA also found that Mr. LeBlanc misused customer funds when he sold a customer a $23,000 promissory note to invest in the coffee shop, returned $3,000 to the customer, and invested the remaining $20,000 in a real estate investment company without her knowledge or consent. Further, Mr. LeBlanc was found by FINRA to have commingled customer and personal funds to pay bills for various business entities and his personal expenses. Without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, Mr. LeBlanc was barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity. Continue reading →