Gene Smietana barred by FINRA.
Gene Smietana, a registered representative from Traverse City, MI formerly with LPL Financial, also of Traverse City was suspended from FINRA membership for violations of Rule 9552
FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information Current
This FINRA rule provides if a FINRA member fails to provide information or testimony requested or required by FINRA’s By-Laws or FINRA rules, or fails to keep his or her membership and supporting documents current, FINRA, after providing 21 days’ notice may suspend the FINRA membership of the person.
In December, 2015 Gene Smietana was suspended from FINRA membership for violating Rule 9552.
Gene Smietana’s registration and disciplinary history
In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, one must either be registered or exempt from registration.
Gene Smietana was registered with the following firms:
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Gene Smietana has been the subject of four customer complaints and one regulatory investigation.
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