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Albert Foronda Named in Investor Dispute 

Apr 12, 2022 Unauthorized Trading

Albert Foronda (CRD #:5737620), a broker registered with Spartan Capital Securities, is involved in an investor dispute, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on April 5, 2022. This is his fourth investor dispute—keep reading for more details. 

Investor Allegations

On December 10, 2021, Albert Foronda was named in an investor dispute alleging churning, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, failure to supervise, and unauthorized trading. The investor is seeking $36,836.24一the case is still pending.

Unauthorized Transactions Allegations

According to an Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent agreement dated January 17, 2020, Albert Foronda consented to the findings that in 2017, while associated with Worden Capital Management, he allegedly executed unauthorized transactions in customers' accounts without the customers' authorization. 

FINRA Rule 3260(b) prohibits unauthorized discretionary trading. It is not enough for investors to authorize discretionary trading—they must give written authorization, and the firm must accept the accounts for discretionary trading. 

Making unauthorized trades is a breach of the duty to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles, in violation of FINRA Rule 2010.

Sanctions

As part of the terms of the AWC, Albert Foronda consented to:

  1. A 45-day suspension 
  2. A $7,500 fine
  3. Restitution of $2,765, plus interest. 

You can read a copy of the AWC here.

Settled Investor Disputes

On May 8, 2019, Albert Foronda was named in an investor dispute alleging unsuitability, excessive trading, and negligence. The case was settled for $385,000.

On April 30, 2018, Albert Foronda was named in an investor dispute alleging breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and negligence. The case was settled for $50,000.

Background Information

Albert Foronda has passed the following exams:

  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE - Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination

He is a registered broker in 38 states.

Besides Spartan Capital Securities and Worden Capital Management, Albert Foronda has also worked with the following firms:

  • Legend Securities (CRD#:44952)
  • National Securities Corporation (CRD#:7569)

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