CPA Andrew S. Taubman Suspended for Undisclosed Business Activities
Andrew S. Taubman, of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area, was suspended for undisclosed business activities. From 1994 to 2010, FINRA discovered nine businesses that Taubman, who entered the securities industry in July 2001, was affiliated with that he failed to disclose to NFP, his former employer. These other businesses include several special purpose entities engaged in real estate deals, entities affiliated with Taubman’s CPA practice, and entities affiliated with WFG/WAC, FINRA alleges. In 2004 Taubman and others formed WFG, which was engaged in mortgage lending and construction loans. WFG raised funds through WAC, and WAC purchased mortgage notes from WFG. Taubman was half owner of WFC, received a salary, distributions of profits, and reimbursement of certain expenses such as car payments and health insurance premiums, FINRA claims.
Taubman Late Disclosing Outside Business Activities
On June 10, 2005, Andrew Taubman disclosed to NFP that WFG/WAC was an outside business activity to NFP and noted he was a non-operating owner. Taubman also disclosed WFG as another outside business activity on March 7, 2006, FINRA alleges. In his disclosure, Taubman described WFG as a “hard equity lender” in which he had a 50% ownership interest. While Taubman disclosed his association with WFG, however, the disclosure was month late, and thus breaking NASD rules, FINRA reports.
Taubman Agrees to Sanctions
Taubman consented to the following sanctions: a $10,000 fine; and a six-month suspension from association with any FINRA member firms in all capacities, according to a FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent.
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