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FINRA Suspends Austin Lazarus

Dec 22, 2022 FINRA Suspension

Austin Lazarus (CRD #: 7088814), a broker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, allegedly failed to provide requested information, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on December 13, 2022. Keep reading to learn more about his alleged conduct as a broker.

FINRA Suspension

On September 22, 2022, FINRA sent Austin Lazarus a Letter of Suspension alleging that he failed to respond to requests for information. His suspension began on October 17, 2022, and will continue until FINRA receives the requested information or the suspension converts to a bar.

FINRA Rule 9552

FINRA Rule 9552 penalizes members who fail to provide information, documents, or testimony requested by FINRA with a suspension. Members who fail to request an end to their suspension within three months become permanently barred.

Termination from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

On December 21, 2021, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith fired Austin Lazarus following alleged misconduct involving the submission of ineligible personal child care reimbursement request forms.

FINRA Rule 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

Background Information

Austin Lazarus has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • Series 7TO – General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 6TO – Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination

He previously worked for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (CRD#:7691) and J.P. Morgan Securities (CRD#:79).

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