FINRA’s Department of Enforcement investigated Storfer’s alleged misconduct and found he mismarked 212 order tickets as unsolicited when, in fact, the trades were solicited from June 2013 to September 2015. Storfer’s misconduct in misclassifying the trades is significant because potentially liability for sales misconduct is often determined based upon whether a transaction is solicited or unsolicited. In addition, Storfer’s misconduct caused Shearson Financial’s books and records to be inaccurate in violation of FINRA Rule 4511.
Based upon the foregoing misconduct, FINRA alleged Storfer violated FINRA Rules 2010 and 4511. FINRA Rule 4511 is based on the general recordkeeping requirements of NASD Rule 3110(a) and NYSE Rule 440. FINRA Rule 4511 requires firms to preserve for a period of at least six years those FINRA books and records for which there is no specified retention period under the FINRA rules or applicable SEA rules.
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