Hurst, Texas- April 2016
David P. Newman who formerly was a stockbroker with First Western Securities (4/2008-1/2016) in Hurst, Texas, entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that between fall 2012 and spring of 2015 he participated in undisclosed securities transactions by introducing a married couple and two other individuals to an outside investment.
FINRA alleged that nearly $900,000 was invested by Newman on behalf of the individuals for which he received a 10% commission. His actions violated various NASD and FINRA Rules requiring notice to his member firm and the requirement that recommendations for investments be suitable for the customer.
An insurance agent from Wichita Falls, Texas, Bobby Collins was selling notes to investors and the money raised purportedly was to be used for various business purposes. Collins was charged by the SEC with operating a fraud targeting elderly investors in November 2015, since he did not use the money raised for valid business purposes.
FINRA alleged that Newman did not perform adequate due diligence on the proposed investment and did not adequately investigate Collin’s background prior to making the recommendation that his customers invest in Collin’s scheme.
Newman was fined $15,000, suspended for 15 months and required to disgorge the commissions of $89,500 he earned.
Newman’s FINRA record discloses 4 pending Internal Revenue Service liens ranging in amount from $594 to $999,0000.
If you have losses in an account handled by David Newman you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.
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