South Florida Securities Fraud and Misrepresentation FINRA Arbitration Attorney, Russell L. Forkey, Esq.
Larrye Alfie Smith (CRD #1131839, Registered Principal, Miami, Florida) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was censured, fined $7,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for six months. The fine must be paid either immediately upon Smith’s reassociation with a FINRA member firm following his suspension, or prior to the filing of any application or request for relief from any statutory disqualification, whichever is earlier. Without admitting or denying the findings, Smith consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that he engaged in business activities for compensation outside the scope of his business relationship with his member firm without providing the firm with prompt written notice. The findings stated that Smith sold EIAs valued at $148,850 without notifying the firm. The findings also stated that Smith used a business card the firm had not approved, distributed a seminar invitation the firm had not approved and conducted a seminar of which the firm was unaware.
The suspension is in effect from December 6, 2010, through June 5, 2011. (FINRA Case #2009020119101)