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Fredrick Martin Randhahn of South Ogden, Utah 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 allegedly engaging in private securities transactions in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010.

In January 2012, Randhahn joined Sigma Financial as a General Securities Representative. According to FINRA, Randhahn sold $625,000 in promissory notes related to a real estate investment fund to five investors, two of whom were also customers of Sigma Financial. The FINRA findings stated that Randhahn invested $125,000 in the promissory notes and received $33,167.67 in commissions in connection with these transactions. In addition, FINRA found that Randhahn denied participating in any private securities transactions or selling any non-securities investment products in response to firm questionnaires. Continue Reading

Clay Gavin Erickson of Ogden, Utah 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 unauthorized transactions in violation of  FINRA Rule 2010.

In January 2011, Clay Gavin Erickson joined Hornor, Townsend & Kent as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. While associated with his firm, Clay Erickson effected 494 unauthorized transactions, totaling $5,317,233.32, in his customers’ variable annuity accounts. According to FINRA, Erickson anticipated an imminent market downturn, so he transferred funds held by 57 customers to a money market sub-account in an effort to protect the customers’ account value. The findings stated that Erickson did not obtain authorization from the customers therefore violating FINRA  Rule 2010. In addition, Clay Erickson was terminated shortly after his firm received a complaint from one of the customers regarding the transactions. Continue Reading

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