Dan Droeg Barred by FINRA After Allegedly Transferring Over $878,000
Dan Droeg (CRD #: 1509210), a previously registered broker registered with United Planners’ Financial Services of America, has been barred by FINRA, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on March 25, 2022. Keep reading if you have concerns about Dan Droeg’s conduct as a broker.
On March 3, 2022, Dan Droeg consented to the findings that he allegedly converted assets of a trust by using his authority as trustee to surrender a variable annuity owned by the trust and then transferring over $878,000 from the trust’s bank account to his own bank accounts, a portion of which he withdrew for personal use.
You can read a copy of the bar here.
Misappropriation and Conversion
FINRA defines conversion as an intentional and unauthorized taking of and/or exercise of ownership over property by one who neither owns the property nor is entitled to possess it. A registered representative who converts customer funds violates FINRA Rule 2150, which prohibits associated persons from making improper use of a customer’s securities or funds. A violation of FINRA Rule 2150 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires members and their associated persons, in the conduct of their business, to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”
On March 3, 2022, United Planners’ Financial Services of America fired Dan Droeg following allegations that he acted as a trustee for clients who were not immediate family members. The firm further alleged that Dan Droeg created and distributed fictitious statements to clients.
Dan Droeg has passed the following exams:
- Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
- Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
- SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
- Series 7- General Securities Representative Examination
Besides United Planners’ Financial Services of America a Limited Partner, Dan Droeg has also worked with the following firms:
- Sagepoint Financial, Inc. (CRD #: 133763)
- Beck, Inc. (CRD #: 1763)
- Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (CRD #: 421)
- American General Securities Incorporated (CRD #: 13626)
- SunAmerica Securities, Inc. (CRD #: 20068)
- Advantage Capital Corporation (CRD #: 146)
- Anchor National Financial Services, Inc. (CRD #: 5774)
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