Halcyon Cabot Partners, LTD., Michael Trent Morris, and Ronald Mark Heineman– Investment Fraud and Kickbacks, Falsification of Documents

Halcyon Cabot Partners, LTD., Michael Trent Morris, and Ronald Mark Heineman Allegedly Executed a Scheme Wherein Discounts to Socius Capital Group, LLC Were Concealed

Halcyon Cabot Partners, LTD., Michael Trent Morris, and Ronald Mark Heineman allegedly operated an investment scheme, in May of 2012, to hide discounts provided to Socius Capital Group, LLC (a venture capital firm), when purchasing a private placement in a cancer drug development company, Cell Therapeutics, Inc., according to a Complaint from FINRA’s Department of Enforcement.

Halcyon is also alleged to have engaged in a bogus agreement to act as Cell Therapeutics placement agent, wherein Halcyon would receive a 5% fee (amounting to $1M per $40M tranche offer), and where another bogus agreement in which Halycon nearly siphoned the full %5 fee back to Socius Capital Group, LLC, according to the Complaint.

What is more, Morris, acting on behalf of Halcyon, engaged with Felix Investments, LLC (now a defunct FINRA firm) to receive commissions from both purchasers and sellers in private securities transactions, an alleged conflict of interest, the Complaint notes.

Halcyon Cabot Partners, LTD. Expelled by FINRA, and Michael Trent Morris, and Ronald Mark Heineman Barred by FINRA over Alleged Investment Fraud

Felix would then, according to said Complaint, allegedly represent buyers, while Halcyon would allegedly represent sellers.

The sellers, meanwhile, were left in the dark, and were allegedly unaware that Halcyon was in a secret arrangement with Felix to act as Felix’s agent and channeled commissions obtained from the sellers to Felix, according to the Complaint.

The aforementioned alleged behavior violates FINRA and NASD Rules, and hence, Halycon Cabot Partners, LTD. has been expelled by FINRA and Michael Trent Morris, and Ronald Mark Heineman have been barred by FINRA, according to the Complaint.

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Alan Rosca (1163 Posts)

Alan is a securities lawyer. He also teaches Securities Regulation at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He focuses his legal practice on complex commercial and financial litigation and arbitration, particularly in the areas of securities and investment fraud. His office is in Cleveland, Ohio.


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