Stockbroker Law - Thursday, October 25, 2012
Broker Suspended by FINRA for Marking Solicited Trades as Unsolicited

In a recent decision of the FINRA Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Andrey V. Tkatchenko was fined $10,000.00 and given a 15-day business suspension for marking trade tickets and trade confirmation relating to stock purchase transactions as being unsolicited, when in fact they were solicited.


FINRA Rule 3110(a) requires that FINRA member firms “make and preserve books, accounts, records, memoranda, and correspondence in conformity with all applicable laws, rules . . . as prescribed by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 17a-3.  Rule 17a-3, in turn, requires that member firms keep [a] memorandum of each brokerage order, and of any other instructions, given or received for the purchase or sale of securities.”


The mismarking of order tickets as unsolicited, when in fact they are solicited, is a known, old trick designed to hide improper and unauthorized trading activity in customer accounts.


If you feel you have been subjected to unauthorized trading or other investment fraud, we offer a free initial consultation..


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