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MML Investors Services Fires Darien Bonney 

Apr 29, 2022 Outside Business Activities

Darien Bonney (CRD #: 4899007), a formerly registered broker, was fired from his position at MML Investors Services, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on April 18, 2022. 

Termination Details

On January 20, 2022, MML Investors Services fired Darien Bonney following an inquiry into alleged unauthorized investment activities and undisclosed outside business activity.

FINRA Rules 3270, 3280, and 2010

By allegedly failing to disclose his outside business activities to his firm and executing unauthorized investments, Darien Bonney violated FINRA Rules 3270, 3280, and 2010. 

FINRA Rule 3270 requires that brokers provide written notice to their firms regarding their outside business activities. FINRA Rule 3280 prohibits undisclosed private securities transactions. Brokers must disclose their private securities transactions as well as any selling compensation they may receive. 

Violations of FINRA Rule 3270 and FINRA 3280 also constitute a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires registered representatives to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. 

Darien Bonney has three businesses listed in the Outside Business Activity section of his detailed BrokerCheck report

  • Individual Life/Health Sales Agent 
  • Sales Agent for Universal Life Policies 
  • DFG Casualty and Benefits 

Background Information

Darien Bonney has passed the following exams:

  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE - Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 6 - Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination

Besides MML Investors Services, Darien Bonney has also worked with  NYLIFE Securities (CRD#:5167).

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