FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, alleges Roman Sledziejowski, the Polish president and owner of TWS Financial, LLC, in Brooklyn, N.Y., used customer funds for his own use and gave false statements to clients from June, 2009, through August, 2012.
FINRA alleges Sledziejowski defrauded three Polish customers of more than $4 million by taking money out of their accounts, and in other cases, having them transfer funds that he said would be invested in a Polish vodka company. Mr. Sledziejowski refused to testify and cooperate with FINRA.
Sledziejowski told one client that his funds were being put into a Polish bank and the stock of a Polish vodka maker, but no such investments were ever made. Two other customers said they didn’t authorize the wire transfers that he made from their accounts to Innovest Holdings, LLC, which Sledziejowski controlled.
“In order to mask his misconduct, Sledziejowski provided customers with falsified account statements or ‘account snapshots,’ which were fictional accounts of their holdings in their TWS brokerage accounts or the values of those accounts,” FINRA said.
Sledziejowski was previously registered with Wachovia Securities LLC, Prudential Securities Inc. and Salomon Smith Barney Inc., according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck. TWS Financial filed to withdraw its broker-dealer registration on Nov. 9th.
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