David Marasek (CRD #2866848, Registered Representative, Boca Raton, Florida)
submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 10 business days. Without admitting or denying the findings, Marasek consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that he participated in private securities transactions, not for compensation, for some of his member firm’s foreign customers through another broker-dealer.
Marasek exercised limited trading authority in the customers’ accounts.
These findings also stated that Marasek did not provide his firm with written notice of the proposed transactions at the other brokerdealer and his proposed role therein, and failed to receive his firm’s prior written approval
to participate in the private securities transactions. The findings also stated that Marasek’s supervisor was aware that he was assisting the firm’s customers with liquidating their stock, but not aware of Marasek’s limited trading authority.
The suspension was in effect from July 16, 2012, through July 27, 2012. (FINRA Case #2010022695202)
This information appeared on FINRA’s website under “Disciplinary and Other FINRA Actions, September, 2012.”
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