California Stockbroker Discipline Report for May 2010

Thumbnail image for warning_flag.jpgThe following information regarding broker misconduct and disciplinary activities taken against California stockbrokers was released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in May 2010:

Mission Securities Corporation of San Diego, California, was expelled from FINRA membership and the firm’s principal Craig Michael Biddick was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. The firm and Mr. Biddick were also ordered to pay $38,946.06, plus interest, to customers, for converting and misusing securities held in customer accounts to pay firm operating expenses.

Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc. of Los Angeles, California was censured and fined $12,500 and required to make restitution to customers totaling $5,986.26 for allegedly selling municipal securities to customers from its own account at unfair and unreasonable prices.