Securities and Investment Fraud, Misrepresentation and Negligent Supervision Lawyer, Russell L. Forkey, Esq.

December, 2011:

Joseph John Giuliano (CRD #1411255, Registered Principal, Boca Raton, Florida) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Without admitting or denying the findings, Giuliano consented to the described sanction and to the entry of findings that an individual who subsequently became a trader with his member firm provided $250,000 to the firm’s parent company, without loan documentation or written agreement, either as funds to be traded in a firm proprietary account or be held as a security deposit to insure the brokerdealer against trading losses the individual might incur. The findings stated that Giuliano, an owner of at least a 40-percent stake in the parent company and the firm’s chief financial officer (CFO) and FINOP, caused the funds to be deposited into the parent company’s checking account and used some or all of the funds, without the individual’s consent or authorization, to pay various expenses and debts of the parent company and the firm, thereby misusing the funds. (FINRA Case #2009019382101).