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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
CASES OF NOTE
2011
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February 2011
Hansel Clarence Cua Lee
2008015280701/February 2011

Lee sold approximately $500,000 worth of Treasury and municipal securities in a customerís firm account without the customerís permission or knowledge. Lee opened a checking account in the customerís name without the customerís knowledge or consent, placed the proceeds from the unauthorized sale in the checking account and then requested a $500,000 check to be drawn on the account made payable to a company under his control and ownership. When the check could not be processed because of irregularities, Lee requested checks for $280,000 and $220,000 be drawn on the account and made payable to another company he owned and controlled, endorsed both checks and deposited the proceeds into his own checking account, thereby converting the funds.

Lee failed to respond to FINRA requests for information and to provide testimony.

Hansel Clarence Cua Lee: Barred
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