FINRA Hearing Panel Dismisses Charges against Registered Rep.

In a rare decision, a FINRA hearing panel dismissed all charges against a registered representative who was accused of falsifying firm records, by waiving his commissions on mutual fund transactions.

The hearing panel found that FINRA failed to meet its burden of proof, and after a hearing, dismissed the charges.

The hearing panel decision is online at FINRA’s site. The broker was represented by Mark Astarita, of Beam & Astarita, LLC in New Jersey.

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Mark Astarita is a nationally recognized securities attorney, who represents investors, financial professionals and firms in securities litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters, including SEC and FINRA investigations and enforcement proceedings.

He is a partner in the national securities law firm Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC, and the founder of The Securities Law Home Page -, which was one of the first legal topic sites on the Internet. It went online in 1995 and is updated daily with news, commentary and securities law related links.

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