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shutterstock_128655458-300x200According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor John Spach (Spach), formerly employed by Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra) has been subject to at least one customer complaint, one regulatory action, and one employment termination for cause.  According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Spach’s customer complaint alleges that Spach introduced a client of his independent advisory firm to an outside investor. The client allegedly invested $475,000 and received a promissory note that defaulted.

Thereafter, in July 2018 NFP Retirement Inc. (NFP) discharged Spach claiming violations of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 including co-mingling client assets with his own personal assets, breach of fiduciary duty, unsuitable investment advice, material misstatements, failure to disclose material conflicts of interest, circumvention of compliance policies and procedures, and affirmative misrepresentations to the firm.

Finally, in February 2019 FINRA sanctioned Spach alleging Spach consented to the sanction and findings that he refused to produce documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation into potential violations relating to a customer complaint.  FINRA found that his former firm disclosed that he had been permitted to resign while under internal review relating to the potential violation of various firm policies while attempting to settle a customer complaint with a client of his registered investment advisor.

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