Daniel McCourt Suspended Two Years by FINRA

Daniel McCourt suspended two years by FINRA for Private Securities Sales.

In April, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Daniel McCourt of Aptos, California was suspended from association with any FINRA member for two years for his role in a private securities transaction.  McCourt submitted an acceptance, waiver and consent letter memorializing the suspension, and a $50,000 fine. The AWC can be found here.

FINRA’s complaint concerned allegations that McCourt engaged in private securities transactions while he was registered with Foothill Securities.  The private sales involved promissory notes in McCourt’s outside business, a coffee shop.  Foothill had initially approved the outside business, but did not provide the “requisite approval” for McCourt to raise money from clients on the promissory note transactions.

Daniel McCourt’s registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Daniel McCourt  had been registered with  Foothill Securities of Santa Clara, CA since 1985.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Daniel McCourt  has been the subject of six customer complaints and one regulatory investigation.

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