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shutterstock_189006551The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred former Aegis Capital Corp. (Aegis) broker Malcom Segal (Segal) alleging that Segal may have engaged in unauthorized transfers of funds from customer accounts to an outside business activities (a/k/a “selling away”).

According to Segal’s BrokerCheck, Segal was registered with Cumberland Brokerage Corporation from 1989 until April 2011. Thereafter, Segal was a broker for Aegis until July 2014 where he was terminated on allegations of by the firm violations of the firm that Segal failed to cooperate with an internal investigation into a customer complaint he made unauthorized wire transfers from a customer’s account. Segal’s disclosures also reveal that he is listed as a partner of J & M Financial and President of National C.D. Sales.

Upon information and belief, it is in connection with National C.D. Sales that customer have filed complaints against Segal concerning. While details concerning Segal’s activities are still pending, the allegations against Cox are consistent with a “selling away” securities violation. Selling away occurs when a financial advisor solicits investments in companies or promissory notes that were not approved by the broker’s affiliated firm. In many cases the broker transfers funds or liquidates investments at his registered firm in order to make the investment in the outside business.

David Mura was recently barred by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) over allegations concerning the sale of unregistered securities away from his associated brokerage firm.

From September 2002 through April 2011, Mura was a registered representative and branch office manager with J.P. Turner & Co., LLC (J.P. Turner), a broker-dealer headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  Thereafter, Mura was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. from April 2011 until October 2012.  According to the SEC, from mid-2007 through 2012, Mura led a team of individuals that managed several limited liability companies (LLCs) including Charge-On Demand LLC (COD), Innovations Group Enterprises LLC (IGE), and Stucco LLC and directed and participated an effort to solicit investors in the sale of unregistered promissory notes issued by the LLCs (LLC Promissory Notes).

According to the SEC’s order, Rising Storm Technologies LLC (“Rising Storm”) was created 2006 to pursue various business ideas.  Mura invested in Rising Storm in 2008 and caused the LLCs to take over Rising Storm’s business.  Edward Tackaberry (Tackaberry), a resident of Fairport, New York was allegedly employed by Mura as a product salesman.  Tackaberry had been previously barred from associating with any broker or dealer based on a September 2007 case brought by the SEC accusing Tackaberry of securities fraud.

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