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2010
NOTE: Stipulations of Fact and Consent to Penalty (SFC); Offers of Settlement (OS); and Letters of Acceptance Waiver, and Consent (AWC) are entered into by Respondents without admitting or denying the allegations, but consent is given to the described sanctions & to the entry of findings. Additionally, for AWCs, if FINRA has reason to believe a violation has occurred and the member or associated person does not dispute the violation, FINRA may prepare and request that the member or associated person execute a letter accepting a finding of violation, consenting to the imposition of sanctions, and agreeing to waive such member's or associated person's right to a hearing before a hearing panel, and any right of appeal to the National Adjudicatory Council, the SEC, and the courts, or to otherwise challenge the validity of the letter, if the letter is accepted. The letter shall describe the act or practice engaged in or omitted, the rule, regulation, or statutory provision violated, and the sanction or sanctions to be imposed.
May 2010
Samuel Madigan Pierce
AWC/2008015405101/May 2010
Associated Person Pierce conspired with others to steal $16,000 from a casino by engaging in a scheme with a blackjack dealer to cheat at a game of blackjack by, among other methods, being allowed to keep chips on what should have been losing hands.
Samuel Madigan Pierce : Barred
Tags:  Casino    Blackjack     |    In: Cases of Note : FINRA
Bill Singer's Comment

And this has what to do with a securities violation and what to do with FINRA?  See this detailed analysis and discussion of Pierce:

http://www.brokeandbroker.com/index.php?a=blog&id=424

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