The following information is from FINRA’s website under “Disciplinary and Other FINRA Actions, November, 2012.”

Robert Joseph Eanell (CRD #2802778, Registered Representative, St. Petersburg, Florida)

fined $7,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 30 business days. Without admitting or denying the findings, Eanell consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that he misrepresented his educational background to prospective securities customers, including on his business cards.

FINRA’s findings stated that on annual forms, Eanell’s member firm asked him to identify all of the degrees, titles and designations that he used on letterhead, business cards or in communications with clients. Eanell failed to disclose the fact that he held himself out as the holder of a doctoral degree.
The suspension was in effect from October 1, 2012, through November 9, 2012. (FINRA Case #2011028386201)
(This ends the information from FINRA’s website.)

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