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Dale Ramsperger Suspended By FINRA Following Allegations of an Undisclosed Transaction

Oct 15, 2021 AWC

Dale Ramsperger (CRD #: 1601669), a former investment advisor and broker with DMK Advisor Group, INC and Securities America, INC, is the subject of a FINRA suspension, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on October 14, 2021.

This suspension stems from allegations related to participating in a private securities transaction without prior written disclosure to his firm in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010.

Keep reading for more information.

FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent Agreement

According to an Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent agreement dated August 27, 2021, Dale Ramsperger consented to the findings that he participated in a private securities transaction totaling $250,000 without prior written disclosure to his firm, in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010. 

Dale Ramsperger’s Allegedly Undisclosed Private Securities Transaction

FINRA indicated that the matter originated from reviewing Form U5 that Securities America, INC filed for Dale Ramsperger on January 13, 2020.

According to FINRA, Dale Ramsperger allegedly recommended investments in promissory notes valued at $250,000 of a media company in which Dale Ramsperger was a minority shareholder. 

The AWC states that Dale Ramsperger reportedly failed to disclose this to his former brokerage firm, Securities America INC. Therefore, Dale Ramsperger violated FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010.

You can read a copy of the AWC here.

FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010

FINRA Rule 3280 states that prior to participating in any private securities transaction, an associated person shall provide written notice to the member with which he is associated describing in detail the proposed transaction and the person's proposed role therein and stating whether he has received or may receive selling compensation in connection with the transaction.

A violation of FINRA Rule 3280 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons, in the conduct of their business, to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

FINRA Suspension and Fine

As part of the terms of the AWC, Dale Ramsperger consented to a five-month suspension. In light of Dale Ramsperger's financial status, no monetary sanction was imposed.

Employment Termination 

On January 10, 2020, Securities America fired Dale Ramsperger following allegations that he failed to follow company policy with respect to borrowing money from customers or prospective customers.

Dale Ramsperger Background Information

Dale Ramsperger has passed the following exams:        

  • Series 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE - Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 6 - Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination
  • Series 24 - General Securities Principal Examination

Dale Ramsperger has worked with the following firms:

  • DMK Advisor Group, INC. (CRD#:41067)
  • Securities America, INC. (CRD#:10205)
  • Titan/Value Equities Group, INC. (CRD#:6359)
  • Value Equities Corporation (CRD#:13316)
  • Principal Investors Corporation (CRD#:11216)

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