UPDATE October 12, 2015– Darnell Deans entered into an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement with FINRA (case# 2012030677101) agreeing to the following sanctions:
- suspended from association with any FINRA member in any and all capacities for eight months
- a fine of $10,000
- required to requalify by examination as a General Securities Representative prior to association with any member firm in that capacity.
February 6, 2015
Darnell A. Deans was named in a disciplinary proceeding filed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) alleging that he failed to disclose federal tax liens of over $250,000 on FINRA regulatory filings. The proceeding also alleges that Deans , while associated with Garden State Securities, borrowed $266,000 from customers of the firm without seeking or obtaining the firm’s approval. Disciplinary proceeding 2012030677101.
FINRA records indicate that Deans was registered with Garden State Securities from 1/2005-11/2013. He was registered with John Carris Investments 1/2014-6/2014 and is currently registered with Blackbook Capital LLC.
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