FINRA’s Department of Enforcement initiated an investigation into Koestner’s alleged misconduct. Specifically, FINRA investigated whether Koestner failed to disclose outside business activities and/or a private securities transaction. In connection with this investigation, FINRA sent Koestner a request to provide on-the-record testimony pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210. According to FINRA, Koestner acknowledged receipt of FINRA’s Rule 8210 request; yet he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation.
Based upon the foregoing alleged misconduct, FINRA asserted Koestner violated FINRA Rules 2010 and 8210. Specifically, FINRA Rule 8210 authorizes FINRA, in the course of its investigations, to require persons associated with a FINRA member to “provide information orally, in writing, or electronically . . . with respect to any matter involved in the investigation...” Here, Koestner failed to provide information in response to FINRA’s request, thereby violating FINRA Rule 8210.
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