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FINRA Bars Brian Doherty

Feb 15, 2022 Barred Broker

Brian Doherty (CRD #:2647950), a broker formerly registered with Whitaker Securities, registration has been revoked by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities following a FINRA bar, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on January 16, 2022. 

FINRA Bar

According to the FINRA complaint Brian Doherty allegedly intentionally engaged in a fraudulent, prearranged trading scheme to enable his customer, an individual associated with a FINRA member firm, to evade that firm's inventory policy. In the course of his actions, he allegedly caused another brokerage firm to lose approximately $55,773. 

Brian Doherty and another individual allegedly used a code word to signal pre-arranged trades. They would “split the ticket” and execute multiple trades to conceal an allegedly fraudulent scheme and evade review by the other brokerage firm. The other individual would allegedly purchase securities from Brian Doherty and then sell his older position in the same securities to Doherty shortly afterward. This allegedly resulted in a loss for the individual’s firm. He allegedly violated FINRA Rule 2020 by omitting essential facts about his trading strategy. 

Read here for more details regarding the FINRA Complaint.

FINRA Sanctions

Brian Doherty consented to a:

  1. FINRA bar
  2. $7,897.48 Penalty
  3. Restitution of $56,093.00, plus interest

Employment Termination Details

On August 17, 2015, Brian Doherty was fired from his position at BGC Financial L.P. following allegations that he participated in improperly prearranged intra-day transactions.

Background Information

Brian Doherty has passed the following exams:

  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE - Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 62 - Corporate Securities Limited Representative Examination
  • Series 72 - Government Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination

He has also worked with the following firms:

  • LPS Capital (CRD#:155246)
  • BGC Financial, L.P. (CRD#:19801)
  • BGC Securities (CRD#:13681)
  • Garban Corporates Gp (CRD#:2762)
  • Tradition (Government Securities) (CRD#:28269)

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