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Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari partner Ryan Bakhtiari to Speak at 2014 FINRA Annual Conference

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari partner Ryan Bakhtiari has been invited to participate as a speaker at the 2014 FINRA Annual Conference program on Monday, May 19, 2014 titled “Arbitration, Expungement and Arbitrator Disclosure.”  The FINRA Annual Conference is held between May 19, 2014 and May 21, 2014 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.  The conference […]

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Finra board approves requirement of background checks for brokers

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that its Board of Governors approved amendments to FINRA’s supervision rule that would expand the obligations of firms to check the background of applicants for registration, including first-time applications as well as transfers, to verify the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in an applicant’s Form […]

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FINRA Board Rules Against Charles Schwab in Class Action Waiver Dispute

The Board of Governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a decision today finding Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. violated FINRA rules when the firm attempted to keep investors from participating in judicial class actions by adding waiver language to customer account agreements. The ruling by the Board affirms in part and reverses […]

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SEC halts Ponzi scheme targeting Dominican and Brazilian immigrants

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that on Tuesday it filed charges against the Massachusetts-based operators of a large pyramid scheme that mainly targeted Dominican and Brazilian immigrants in the U.S.  The charges were filed under seal, in connection with the Commission’s request for an immediate asset freeze.  That asset freeze, which the U.S. […]

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DBSI principals convicted of fraud

A federal jury in Boise today returned guilty verdicts against four DBSI principals, Douglas L. Swenson, Mark Ellison, David D. Swenson, and Jeremy S. Swenson on multiple fraud charges, announced U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson. The jury convicted Douglas Swenson, 65, of Eagle, Idaho, on thirty-four counts of wire fraud and forty-four counts of securities […]

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