VFinance Investments, Inc. ,was censured and fined $65,000 by FINRA in March 2013 in connection with the sale of nearly $6 million dollars worth of convertible notes in a private placement for a company that was on the firm's restricted list.
In addition, FINRA alleged that:
- the firm did not adequately supervise the purchases of stocks on the restricted list
- the firm authorized purchases of the issuer by customers without conducting an adequate inquiry into the facts and circumstances surrounding those purchases
- the firm failed to disclose involvement of a statutorily disqualified person who worked with the firm in connection with the private placement
- the firm should have been on heightened awareness of its obligations to supervise the use of external email accounts and failed to adequately supervise employee's outside email accounts.
According to FINRA records, VFinance is licensed to sell securities in 53 states and territories and conducts 13 types of business including the sale of private placements.
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