The following information is from FINRA’s website under “Disciplinary and Other FINRA Actions, January, 2013.”

Alison Marie Janke (CRD #4409155, Registered Representative, Port Richey, Florida)

was fined $11,600, which includes the disgorgement of financial benefit received of $6,600, and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for three months.

Without admitting or denying the findings, Alison Janke consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that she had participated in a private securities transaction without providing prior written notice to her member firm.

Ms.Janke referred a customer who was seeking alternative investments to a registered representative at a different firm, where the customer invested $200,000 in a real estate investment trust (REIT) through the other registered representative. Alison Janke not only referred the customer to another representative, but also attended the meeting with the customer and the other representative, and assisted with the completion of the purchase transaction.

The findings stated that a limited liability company Janke owned received a $6,600 payment in connection with the sale of the REIT.

The suspension is in effect from December 3, 2012, through March 2, 2013.
(FINRA Case #2011030660801)
This ends the information from FINRA’s website.

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