Enforcement Actions
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
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.
August 2010
Michael Wayne Beardsley (Principal)
AWC/2009017653801/August 2010
Beardsley allowed his member firm to conduct a securities business while failing to maintain required minimum net capital. Beardsley’s firm received a Notice of Levy from the State of California, and he failed to notify any other firm personnel, including the firm’s offsite FINOP, about the levy; the levy caused the firm to fall below its minimum required net capital.
Michael Wayne Beardsley (Principal): Fined $5,000 (jointly and severally with unidentified party); Suspended 15 business days in Principal capacity only
Tags:  Notice of Levy     |    In: Cases of Note : FINRA
Enforcement Actions