Jonathan Harold Frede—Failure to Establish Adequate Supervisory Procedures
Jonathan Harold Frede Allegedly Failed to Maintain Adequate Supervisory Procedures Regarding the Sale of Unregistered Securities and Anti-Money Laundering Procedures While at Murphy & Durieu
Jonathan Harold Frede allegedly failed to maintain adequate supervisory procedures regarding the sale of unregistered securities and anti-money laundering (AML) procedures while operating as the Chief Compliance Officer at Murphy & Durieu, according to a recent FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC).
Frede, despite being the designated supervisor to establish and maintain such procedures, allegedly failed to reasonably carry out any of these responsibilities, and reportedly did not establish a supervisory system or develop proper written supervisory procedures (WSPs) reasonably designed to ensure compliance with the Securities Act, the AWC also notes.
Jonathan Harold Frede Suspended for Four Months and Fined $20,000 by FINRA
Frede, who was first hired by Murphy & Durieu in March 2005 and terminated by the firm on March 5, 2013, ran a supervisory system which failed to adequately address customer trading in so-called Delivery Versus Payment/Receive Versus Payment Accounts (DVP/RVP), the AWC further alleges, even though customer liquidations of low-priced securities were frequently effected in such accounts.
What is more, the AWC alleges, Frede allegedly did not design AML policies and procedures that were adequately suited to Murphy & Durieu’s business model, in respect to customer liquidations of low priced securities through DVP/RVP accounts. The AWC notes that the firm’s AML policies and procedures did not properly monitor for potential suspicious activity, or identify AML red flags.
As a result of the aforementioned activity, Frede violated FINRA and NASD Rules, and hence has been suspended for four months by FINRA, and also fined $20,000, the AWC reports.
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