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Brokers beware; FINRA is watching your firm, and you.  Becoming embroiled in a regulatory inquiry or investigation can become a major and costly headache and impediment to registered representatives’ business.

In January 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released its annual list of priorities, showing what sorts of sweeps they may perform, and investigations they may bring, in the coming year.  brokers working in the securities industry should be aware of the priorities that are relevant to them, including those having to do with sales practice.

FINRA’s 2016 Priorities make clear that they intend a top-down review of the following areas, which may lead to firm-wide or broker specific investigations, including:

The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Timothy L. Pilkington.  Mr. Pilkington was employed and registered with Stephens, a broker-dealer with an office in Memphis Tennessee from January 2012 through March 2015, according to his publicly available BrokerCheck, as maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  He was also previously registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, according to industry records.

According to his BrokerCheck, Mr. Pilkington was the subject of one customer complaint in 2009.  More recently, a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) was accepted by FINRA stating that Mr. Pilkington was barred from associating with any broker-dealer for failing to respond to the FINRA 8210 request for information.  8210 Requests require that people registered to recommend and sell securities must provide documents, testimony and information regarding matters under investigation.  According to the AWC, Mr. Pilkington failed to disclose two FDIC orders to FINRA.  One of those orders disclosed that Mr. Pilkington agreed to pay $2,500, where “the FDIC considered the matter and determined it had reason to believe that the [he] has engaged or participated in violations of law, unsafe or unsound banking practices and/or breaches of fiduciary duty.”  In another FDIC order, Mr. Pilkington was “prohibited from participating in the conduct of affairs of, or exercising voting rights in, any insured institution without the prior written approval of the FDIC.”

If you or a family member lost money that was invested with Mr. Pilkington, you are encouraged to contact the securities fraud lawyers at Malecki Law for a free consultation and case evaluation at (212) 943-1233.

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