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Francis Cid Barred in Connection to a Private Securities Transaction Allegation

Mar 15, 2022 Private securities transactions

Francis Cid (CRD #: 2897738), a previously registered broker registered with Eastgate Securities, has been barred by FINRA, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on March 9, 2022.

On January 28, 2022, Francis Cid consented to the findings that he refused to produce information or documents in connection with a FINRA investigation into his possible participation in private securities transactions. These transactions allegedly involved an entity that Francis Cid controls.

You can read a copy of the bar here.

FINRA Rule 3280 states that investors must not participate in a private securities transaction without disclosing that transaction to the firm in writing. The disclosure must also state the broker’s role in the transactions as well as any selling compensation they might receive. Brokers must receive written approval for the securities transaction from the firm.

The bar does not list what type of private securities transaction Francis Cid allegedly completed. He has two outside businesses on his detailed BrokerCheck record:

  1. CloudChayne Inc.: IT Consulting
  2. Monolith Global Group: Expense Payments

Background Information

Francis Cid has passed the following exams:

  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE - Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination

He has worked with the following firms:

  • Eastgate Securities (CRD #: 146671)
  • CBC Securities (CRD #: 46153)
  • Joseph Stone Capital (CRD #: 159744)
  • Richard James & Associates (CRD #: 169131)
  • Craft Capital Management (CRD #: 171350)
  • Sovereign Global Advisors (CRD #: 167663)
  • Lampert Capital Markets (CRD #: 103725)
  • John Carris Investments (CRD #: 145767)
  • National Securities Corporation (CRD #: 7569)
  • Brookstone Securities (CRD #: 13366)
  • Rockwell Global Capital (CRD #: 142485)
  • Obsidian Financial (CRD #: 104255)
  • New Castle Financial Services (CRD #: 102380)
  • CitiGroup Global Markets (CRD #: 7059)
  • Empire Financial Group (CRD #: 28759)
  • Gunnallen Financial (CRD #: 17609)

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