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Nov 7, 2010 4:49 pm

How is it possible to have a clean U4/U5 and a negative CRD?

If FINRA investigates a temination and finds that there is no violation and the U4/U5 and the U4/U5 remains  clean, then  for what reason does the CRD have to keep negative comments that prevent reemployment?

The FINRA investigation proved NO wrong doings.  Why does the CRD maintain the negative comments?

Please advise... for I have done nothing wrong and I do not look forward to paying an additional $5K- $50K to prove otherwise.  The investiigation by FINRA should have removed the comments!  Why do I need to continue on and pay these fees?

Please advise.


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Nov 8, 2010 3:52 pm


I am assuming that your firm marked your Form U5 with an adverse termination comment but no Disclosure Reporting Page (DRP).  If there are no DRPs (i.e., no YES answers on your form U5) then the comment will not be visible on BrokerCheck.  This is why it would appear to the public as you having a "clean" record although prospective BDs will still be able to see the adverse U5 comment.  FINRA will not intervene on those comments as they leave it to the BDs.  Also keep in mind that CRD also belongs to the states so they would rather see everything and anything posted on a Form U4/Form U5, which is why they forced FINRA to make expungement more difficult.  They only way to attempt to remove or change the comment is to try to negotiate with the BD or sue them in arbitration.

Jan 3, 2012 3:28 pm

Hi JIMRICH, did you ever pursue arbitration against your firm? Thanks