Articles Tagged with John Alejos

shutterstock_183549914-300x200Our firm is investigating claims made by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Juan Alejos – a/k/a John Alejos (Alejos), formerly associated with brokerage firms Charles Morgan Securities, Inc. (Charles Morgan) and Spartan Capital Securities, LLC (Spartan Capital).  According to brokercheck, Alejos failed to respond to FINRA request for information resulting in an automatic bar from the financial industry.  The subject matter of FINRA’s investigation likely concerned his termination by Spartan Capital in December 2015 concerning allegations that Alejos engaged in outside business activities and possible private securities transactions without first providing the firm written notice of his activities.  At this time it is unclear what outside businesses or the extent of the private securities transactions.

The providing of loans or selling of notes and other investments outside of a brokerage firm constitutes impermissible private securities transactions – a practice known in the industry as “selling away”.  Often times brokers who engage in this practice use outside businesses in order to market their own securities and raise capital for various ventures or get themselves through times of personal economic hardship.  In Alejos case the broker had a judgment imposed upon him of over $75,000 in 2011.

Alejos entered the securities industry in 2000.  From February 2008 until November 2012 Alejos was associated with Charles Morgan.  Finally, from October 2012 until December 2015 Alejos was associated with Spartan Capital out of the firm’s New York, New York office location.

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