The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA’s chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.
All stockbrokers and broker dealers (brokerage firms) are required to be licensed by and subject to the rules and regulations of FINRA. Each month FINRA publishes disciplinary actions against brokers and broker dealers. Discipline can range from monetary fines and suspensions, or in extreme cases, revocation of licensing and a bar from the securities industry.
See the FINRA website for current and historical disciplinary actions as well as the complete FINRA report on Dawson James.
Dawson James Securities, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL, was
fined$12,500 and censured by FINRA for bond transactions
with customers that were deemed unfair to customers. For
If you have questions about investment losses or the way your brokerage account has been handled, please contact us to discuss your legal rights.
The PostStar.com reported on December 20, 2012, that Jason T. Knapp, age 29, of Corinth, New York, has been arrested in connection with a nationwide Ponzi scheme, which at the present time appears to have involved hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to reports there are currently investigations related to Knapp’s actions in Florida, Arizona, Rochester, New York City and Maryland.
According to the PostStar, Knapp had previously worked for Dawson James Securities, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL, and had raised investment capital in connection with a company call SteepleChase Group, claiming returns on investment would be over 18%. It is alleged that he used new investor’s money to pay prior investors and spent a portion of the money earmarked for investment on personal travel including trips to casinos.
Knapp is charged with second-degree larceny for allegedly stealing $60,000 from a New York investor. The article reports that several victims are from Boca Raton, FL.
State Police report that Knapp fled when he learned of the investigation, but was located and arrested in Maryland, arraigned in Lake Town Court and jailed in Hamilton County for lack of bail.
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