Charles McInnis of CP Capital Suspended By FINRA

Charles McInnis suspended 18 months

In May, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Charles McInnis of Miami, Florida, formerly with CP Capital Securities of Miami, FL was suspended from association with any FINRA member for eighteen months as a result of his participation in an unregistered securities offering by a Columbian energy company.  As the designated supervisor overseeing the offering, including the completion of due diligence on the offering, FINRA alleged that McInnis failed to ensure the firm’s offering paperwork was complete and designed to ensure compliance with the securities laws.  As a result, CP Capital Securities did not collect and maintain sufficient documentary information on the five million dollar unregistered securities offering.

Registration and disciplinary history

In order to lawfully sell investments to the public,  a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration.  Charles McInnis was registered with:

05/2016 – 06/2016
CLIENT ONE SECURITIES LLC
01/2014 – 04/2016
CAMBRIDGE INVESTMENT RESEARCH, INC.
09/2009 – 08/2013
CP CAPITAL SECURITIES

According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Charles McInnis has been the subject of three customer complaints and two regulatory investigations.

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