World Equity Group Inc: Private Placement Due Diligence Failure Allegations

stockbroker fraud lawyerWorld Equity Group, Inc. Allegedly Failed to Perform Adequate Due Diligence in Many Private Placements

World Equity Group, Inc. (WEG) allegedly permitted one of its registered representatives to publish advertisements that failed to provide a sound basis for a reader to evaluate the products and services being offered, according to a recent FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC).

In addition, the AWC contends, the advertisements allegedly contained exaggerated, unwarranted and misleading statements, and that WEG had an inadequate supervisory system relating to communications and advertising.

World Equity Group, Inc. Also Allegedly Failed to Properly Observe Insider Trading Red Flags; Censured and Fined $225,000

What is more, WEG also failed to have a reasonably designed Anti-money laundering (AML) program to detect, investigate and report, where appropriate, potentially suspicious activities, according to the AWC.

The AWC reports that WEG violated several NASD and FINRA Rules, including: failure to preserve emails in violation of SEC, FINRA and NASD Rules, failure to establish and maintain account records and obtain suitability information for 13 accounts of one representative, and failure to have a reasonable supervisory system to ensure compliance with the Securities Act of 1933.

As a result, FINRA issued WEG a censure and a $225,000 fine.

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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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