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Mehran Tazhibi – Monterey, California

An AWC was issued in which Tazhibi was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for two months. Without admitting or denying the findings, Tazhibi consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he made an unsuitable recommendation to retail customers, a […]

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SEC announces temporary suspension of trading in Crypto Currency Company – CRCW

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) announced the temporary suspension, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), of trading in the securities of The Crypto Company (“CRCW”), of Malibu, California at 9:30 a.m. EST on December 19, 2017, and terminating at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 3, 2018. […]

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Jeffrey Alan Smith – Irvine, California)

An AWC was issued in which Smith was assessed a deferred fine of $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for three months. Without admitting or denying the findings, Smith consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he maintained and used pre-signed and altered forms which […]

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Dennis Boyd McMurray – Rancho Santa Margarita, California

An AWC was issued in which McMurray was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. Without admitting or denying the findings, McMurray consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he failed to provide FINRA-requested documents and information related to an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his termination from […]

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Mark Heiden – Wedbush Securities, Inc. – Newport Beach, California

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is investigating Mark Heiden, a Wedbush Securities broker. Heiden is accused of using sales practices that were related to the overconcentration of energy related stocks investments in customer accounts. These investments included Energy XXI Bermuda Ltd.(EXXI): Energy XXI was an independent oil and natural gas development and production company whose growth […]

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