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Michael Trethewey Fired from Wells Fargo Clearing Services for Alleged Unapproved Investment

May 16, 2023 Fired Brokers

Michael Trethewey (CRD #: 2964914), a broker registered with Prospera Financial Services, was fired from his previous firm, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on May 11, 2023. Read on if you have questions about his alleged conduct as a broker.

Termination from Wells Fargo Clearing Services

On March 10, 2023, Michael Trethewey was fired from Wells Fargo Clearing Services while allegedly under investigation by the firm for making a personal outside investment without receiving approval from the firm.

FINRA Rule 2010

FINRA Rule 2010 holds brokers to high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

FINRA Rule 3280

FINRA Rule 3280 requires brokers to provide written notice to their firm before engaging in private securities transactions.

Investor Dispute

On April 9, 2018, multiple investors filed a dispute alleging that Michael Trethewey made misrepresentations in 2017 with regard to a recommendation to liquidate their annuities and the tax consequences of doing so. This dispute was settled for $135,000.

FINRA Rule 2020

FINRA Rule 2020 prohibits the use of manipulation, deception, and other fraudulent means of influencing investors’ decisions. The misrepresentation or omission of material facts violates this rule.

Background Information

Michael Trethewey has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 31 – Futures Managed Funds Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination 

Michael Trethewey is a registered broker in Florida states and a registered investment adviser in Florida and Texas.

He has also worked for the following firms:

  • Wells Fargo Clearing Services (CRD#:19616)
  • Morgan Stanley (CRD#:149777)
  • Morgan Stanley & Company (CRD#:8209)
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (CRD#:7691)

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Michael Trethewey and you have concerns about your investments, please contact us today at 877-600-0098 or info@kurtalawfirm.com for a free consultation.

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