Bahram Mirhashemi barred by FINRA for excessive trading
In April, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Bahram Mirhashemi of Newport Coast, California was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Mirhashemi consented to findings that he made excessive, unauthorized and unsuitable transactions in customer accounts. The AWC can be found here.
FINRA’s complaint concerned allegations that Mirhashemi engaged in excessive and unauthorized mutual fund trading while he was registered with Accelerated Capital Group of Irvine, California. The trading generated over $800,000 in commissions. FINRA found that this conduct was a violation of section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933.
In addition, FINRA found that Mirhashemi willfully filed untimely, false and misleading Form U-4s which failed to disclose liens, compromises with creditors and outside business activities.
Bahram Mirhashemi’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. Bahram Mirhashemi was registered with:
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Bahram Mirhashemi has been the subject of five customer complaints and three regulatory investigations.
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