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Jan 11, 2007 2:17 pm

Wall Street’s Dirty Little Secrets
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January 11, 2007


Nationally-known securities-industry lawyer Bill Singer analyzes this month’s regulatory docket, and offers his provocative commentary.


What was this guy thinking when he let his customers trade through the website of an expelled member firm?  <?:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Chad Eugene Miller AWC/#20050005531-01/December 2006


This one has a certain ring to it: A broker sent a customer a false statement on a defunct company’s letterhead purporting to show fictitious investments.  Dennis Qi Chen #E8A2004107002/December 2006


You see, one of the points in maintaining a tape back-up of emails is that you’re not supposed to be taping over the archived tapes. Hampton Securities (USA), Inc.  AWC/#2006003899801/December 2006


Bad enough that Rappaport was suspended by NASD, but then he remained active in the management of his member firm.  Westpark Capital, Inc. and Richard Alyn Rappaport (Principal)

AWC/#E022004062801/December 2006



Then there was the unusual sanction in which a firm was prohibited from offering hedge fund interests or opening new hedge fund accounts for 6 months. J.P. Turner & Company, L.L.C and S. Cheryl Bauman (Principal) 

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