FINRA bars Randy Burke.
In December, 2015, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced that Randy Burke of Ferguson, North Carolina formerly with Calton and Associates and Capital Investment Group, both of Hickory, NC submitted an acceptance, waiver and consent letter whereby he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. The FINRA complaint alleged that Burke participated in an unapproved outside business activity whereby he solicited clients to invest in his business venture known as Lodge Alaska. These private securities transactions were not approved by Burke’s broker dealer. FINRA also found that Burke made material misrepresentations to an elderly purchaser of the Lodge Alaska transaction, and improperly used the funds the client invested in the deal.
Registration and disciplinary history
In order to lawfully sell investments to the public, a registered rep must either be registered or exempt from registration. Randy Burke was registered with:
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Randy Burke has been the subject of two customer complaints and one regulatory investigation.
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