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26425 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Letter of Admonition
Keyword(s): Outside Business Activity; Client's Best Interest; Employer Policy Violation; Borrowing from Client
Standard(s) Violated: Article 406; 407(a); 201; 606(b); Article 3(a); 607; 409
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 02/14/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional ("Respondent") violated CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct when he: 1) issued two promissory notes to a client in connection with a real estate-related outside business activity without prior approval from his firm; and 2) was terminated by his firm for issuing the promissory notes.

27004 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Letter of Admonition
Keyword(s): Employer Policy Violation; Forgery
Standard(s) Violated: Article 5.1; Article 3(a); 6.5; 4.3
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 03/07/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional ("Respondent") violated CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct when he violated his firm's policies and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA", formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers or "NASD") Rule 2012 and NASD Rule 3110(a) by signing a client's initials to a switch letter.

27197 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Granted Petition
Keyword(s): Professional Discipline; Employer Policy Violation
Matter Type(s): FINRA Discipline; Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 03/30/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional ("Respondent") violated CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct when he was censured and fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for: 1) failing to ensure that his firm ("Firm") maintained complete and accurate employee records; 2) instructing an associated person to backdate employment-related documents; and 3) knowingly submitted the backdated documents to the SEC without disclosing that they were backdated.

27222 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Revocation by DEC
Keyword(s): Failure to Respond to CFP Board; Bankruptcy; Professional Discipline
Standard(s) Violated: Article 6.5; 6.1; 607; Article 3(a); 6.4
Matter Type(s): Civil Court; Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 07/20/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he: 1) incurred a 2006 IRS Tax Lien; 2) failed to complete required CE, resulting in a 2004 Insurance License Suspension; 3) filed for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in 2004; 4) filed for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in 2002; 5) filed for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in 1998, which Respondent converted to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; and 6) failed to provide documentation requested by CFP Board.

27279 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Letter of Admonition
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline; Client Dissatisfaction
Decision Date: 12/12/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he: 1) made recommendations to his client regarding commodities when he was not licensed to do so and did not have experience with commodities; and 2) advised his client on a securities transaction outside of His firm’s regular business process.

27321 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Suspension
Keyword(s): Securities Laws Violation; Suitability
Standard(s) Violated: Article 201; Article 3(e); Article 3(a); 606(a); 701; 102; 401(a); 607; Article 3(d); 606(b)
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 07/03/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional ("Respondent") violated CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct when he: 1) failed to disclose that he was selling unregistered securities, in violation of State law; 2) failed to disclose that he would be compensated for the sale of securities, in violation of State law; 3) sold unregistered, nonexempt securities to 13 clients, in violation of State law; 4) sold an unsuitable promissory note to his client; and 5) failed to adhere to the principles of good business practice when he failed to execute his client's sell orders in a timely manner.

27322 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Suspension
Keyword(s): Forgery; Failure to Notify CFP Board; Employer Policy Violation
Standard(s) Violated: Article 102; 607; 606(a); 201; Article 3(g); 606(b); Article 3(a); 612
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 08/28/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conductwhen he: 1) signed a client’s name on account documents without proper authorization; 2) was terminated by his broker-dealer; 3) was issued a Letter of Caution by NASD; and 4) failed to disclose that he was a respondent in an National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”) arbitration on two CFP® Certification Renewal Applications (“Renewal Applications”).

27450 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Granted Petition
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline; Client Dissatisfaction
Decision Date: 12/04/2012
Summary: Whether a candidate for CFP® certification (“Respondent”) could be certified when he recommended a variable annuity to his client when her income was limited to unemployment compensation that did not cover her monthly expenses according to the State’s February 2011 letter to Respondent’s attorney.

27508 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Granted Petition
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 12/04/2012
Summary: Whether a candidate for CFP® certification (“Respondent”) could be certified when he: 1) failed to inform his employer that he served on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization; and 2) sent an email from his work email account related to an unapproved outside business activity concerning loans he made to a business while employed with another firm.

27721 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Granted Petition
Keyword(s): Outside Business Activity; Employer Policy Violation
Matter Type(s): FINRA Discipline; Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 07/20/2012
Summary: Whether a candidate for CFP® certification (“Respondent”) could be certified when his employer terminated him because he sold fixed-indexed annuities outside without his employer’s approval, and in violation of his employer’s policy.

27722 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Granted Petition
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 11/20/2012
Summary: Whether a candidate for CFP® certification (“Respondent”) could be certified when she: 1) filed for bankruptcy in 2006; 2) acted in a capacity that required registration as a registered representative in violation of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) Registration Rule 1031 and Conduct Rule 2110; and 3) failed to amend her Form U4 to reflect her 2006 Bankruptcy filing in violation of Conduct Rule 2110.

27743 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Granted Petition
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 12/26/2012
Summary: Whether a candidate for CFP® certification (“Respondent”) could be certified when she: 1) recommended that an elderly client with a terminal illness and a short time horizon take a mortgage to fund the purchase a securities product; 2) settled one of a client’s accounts incorrectly due to her lack of preparation; and 3) received a letter of caution from her employer for violation of firm policy by investing loan proceeds into a securities product.

27791 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Letter of Admonition
Keyword(s): Employer Policy Violation; Outside Business Activity
Standard(s) Violated: Article 4.6; 4.4; 4.3
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 07/20/2012
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conductwhen he: 1) sold fixed-indexed annuities outside of his firm, in violation of firm policy and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) Rule 2010; and 2) two representatives under his supervision sold fixed-indexed annuities outside of the firm.

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