Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and David Bradley Tysk – Boca Raton, Florida Stock Broker Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty FINRA Arbitration Attorney

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a self-regulatory authority assigned the responsibility, by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to license, regulate and discipline securities broker/dealers and their employees, including account executives. In the event that FINRA elects to institute an enforcement action, firms and licensed individuals have the responsibility to reflect such action on their U-4 and/or U-5 filings, which can be viewed on the FINRA website under the broker-check section of the site or by viewing the monthly disciplinary information also provided on the FINRA site.

The monthly disciplinary information is referenced on the FINRA site generally in alphabetical order. This post relates to the following company or individuals. If the reader would like to review the entire FINRA release or the broker-check information concerning this matter, you can follow these highlighted links:

February 2015 Disciplinary and Other FINRA Actions:

http://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/02_February_Disiplinary%20Actions_15.pdf

Broker Check: http://www.finra.org/Investors/ToolsCalculators/BrokerCheck/

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (CRD® #6363, Minneapolis, Minnesota)and David Bradley Tysk (CRD #1782289, Eden Prairie, Minnesota).  The firm was censured and fined $100,000.  Tysk was fined $50,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA® member in any capacity for three months.  The sanctions were based on findings that Tysk altered computer notes of customer contacts after the customer complained about the suitability of a recommendation. The findings stated that Tysk knew or should have known the importance of customer-related notes in the event of complaints. Tysk’s concealed alterations of his notes did not comply with the clear import of the document-retention policies in the firm›s code of conduct. Tysk failed to inform the firm of the alterations when he provided a copy of the notes to be produced in discovery during an arbitration proceeding. The customer became suspicious of the notes and requested further discovery to determine whether the notes had been altered after he lodged his complaint with the firm. The firm and Tysk opposed the requests.

To review the complete FINRA release relative to the subject matter, please follow the above link.

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