Anthony Blackshear Suspended by FINRA

Anthony Blackshear suspended

In May, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Anthony Blackshear of San Antonio, TX, formerly with PFS Investments of San Antonio, TX was suspended from association with any FINRA member for two years  and fined $12,500 as a result of his misuse of customer funds entrusted to him. FINRA’s investigation centered on funds given to Blackshear by a customer which were not deposited into the customer’s account.  According to the findings of the AWC it was only later, after the customer complained that Blackshear addressed the situation.  Upon learning of this information the firm terminated him and repaid the customer.  The findings also indicated that Blackshear borrowed funds from another customer without notifying the firm or obtaining its approval

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Anthony Blackshear was registered with PFS Investments from January 2001 until June, 2014.

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Anthony Blackshear has been the subject of one regulatory investigation.

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