Minnesota Securities Arbitration Attorney Who Sues Stockbrokers for Selling Away (Selling Unauthorized Investments)
Minnesota has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisor offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to recommend investments that were never reviewed nor authorized by their employers and engage in many other types of misconduct which violates Federal and Minnesota securities laws, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules as well as stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, 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 received a fine and suspension for allegations of engaging in unapproved private transactions in violation of NASD Rule 3040 and FINRA Rules 3240, 3270 and 2010.
Cory Lee Mireau joined Ameriprise as a General Securities Representative and Investment Company/Variable Contracts Products Representative in July 2006. FINRA’s findings stated, Mr. Mireau borrowed $150,500 from two customers and used $140,000 to personally invest in private transactions without notice to or consent from his firm. According to FINRA, Mr. Mireau failed to repay the principal within two years with 10% interest and the agreed shared 10% of his initial profits with one of the customers. FINRA also found that Mr. Mireau also performed outside consulting work for one of the customers and earned $1,250 in compensation without consent from his firm. Additionally, FINRA determined Mr. Mireau gave false information on annual compliance questionnaires stating he had not engaged in unapproved private transactions and had disclosed all outside business activities to his firm.
Without admitting or denying FINRA’s allegations, Cory Lee Mireau was fined $15,000, ordered to pay $154,458 in restitution to a customer and received a suspension from associating with any FINRA member in all capacities for two years. The suspension is effective from April 15, 2019 through April 14, 2021.Experienced Securities Lawyers Who Represent Investors Sold Unauthorized Investments (Selling Away) In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Minnesota and Nationwide
Did your Minnesota stockbroker or investment advisor recommend an investment that turned out to be an investment never reviewed or approved by their stockbrokerage firm employer. The stockbrokers who stoop to that level are usually insolvent or uncollectible. And so, the investor’s only recourse is against the brokerage firm employer. But stockbrokerage firms always claim ignorance of the stockbroker’s activities and deny liability for the sale of unauthorized investments which they call Selling Away as if that was an absolute defense. Not so! You will definitely need an experienced attorney who knows the securities laws and how to hold the stockbrokerage firm responsible for their employees Selling Away under legal principles of actual authority, apparent authority, estoppel and failure to supervise. If your attorney knows where to look he/she can often find Red Flags of the alleged unauthorized sales that the firm did not look for, missed or saw and just ignored.
You also need a lawyer knowledgeable of FINRA rules and procedures to handle these FINRA arbitration Selling Away cases involving complex legal issues. By hiring a top rated attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience practicing securities law on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce aggressively represents investors and is one of the best attorneys to help you recover your unauthorized investment losses from stockbrokers, investment advisors and their employers in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors in not just Selling Away cases but all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas such as stockbroker fraud and securities misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Minnesota, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing - NO FEES-NO COSTS - unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced attorneys who successfully handle Selling Away and other securities investment cases in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. For dedicated representation by a lawyer with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Minnesota citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.