West Palm Beach, Florida Securities Arbitration Lawyer, Russell L. Forkey, Esq.
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Complaint Filed By FINRA in Janurary of 2011
Daniel Edward Becerril II (CRD #4489715, Registered Representative, Huntington Beach, California, formerly licensed with Veritrust Finanical, LLC.) was named as a respondent in a FINRA complaint alleging that a prospective customer gave Becerril $11,500 to invest in a mutual fund on her relative’s behalf, and although he fraudulently misrepresented that he was going to invest her funds in the mutual fund, he misused the customer’s funds by depositing the funds into a bank account he controlled. The complaint alleges that when the customer inquired about the status of her funds, Becerril attempted to assuage her concerns by making misrepresentations and failing to disclose certain material facts to her. The complaint further alleges that Becerril also provided the customer with a document, which falsely represented that his firm’s New Business department had received her funds which were to be invested within a short time frame. In addition, the complaint alleges that the customer was not satisfied with Becerril’s explanations and documentations, and requested that Becerril return her funds, which he did not return until after she had made a regulatory complaint against him. Moreover, the complaint alleges that Becerril knowingly, willfully or recklessly made misrepresentations of material facts, and omitted to disclose material facts in connection with his offer and sale of mutual fund investment to the customer. Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Becerril failed to produce documents FINRA requested. (FINRA Case #2009018944001)