Stock Broker Fraud and Misrepresentation FINRA Arbitration and Litigation Attorney, Russell L. Forkey, Esq.
Ricardo Blanco (CRD #1793188, Registered Representative, Key Biscayne, 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, Blanco consented to the described sanction and to the entry of findings that he sent documents that contained false and inflated account values to a customer and also sent the customer a false account statement, which indicated that the account’s value was approximately $3 million when, in fact, it was worth less than a dollar. The findings stated that Blanco sent a false account statement with an inflated value to another customer; the false statement indicated that the value of the account was approximately $2 million when the account had, in fact, been closed. The findings also stated that Blanco failed to respond to FINRA requests to provide certain documents and access to other documents. (FINRA Case #2011027098601).