FINRA suspends Jonathan Russell Belden (CRD #5955909, Walnut Creek, California)
What is FINRA Rule 2010? FINRA Rule 2010 is a broad, sweeping rule that is utilized to address misconduct that is not directly addressed by another FINRA rule. The rule is centered around the use of ethical business practices by brokers and financial institutions....read more
April 12, 2018 – An AWC was issued in which Belden was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for 60 days. Without admitting or denying the findings, Belden consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he effected securities transactions in customers’ accounts, pursuant to their verbal discretionary authority. However, he did not obtain written discretionary authority from the customers or his member firm’s acceptance of the accounts as discretionary. The findings stated that Belden mismarked order tickets for trades as unsolicited when, in fact, he solicited the trades. Belden thus caused his firm to maintain inaccurate books and records. Belden engaged in this conduct to facilitate transactions in a security on the firm’s restricted list. Because the firm’s electronic order system did not allow solicited orders in securities on the restricted list to be processed absent further firm review, Belden mismarked the orders as unsolicited.
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