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Broker Benjamin Cox (Cox) has settled charges brought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) concerning improper sales of oil and gas private placement offerings sold by Red River Securities LLC (Red River).  Cox accepted a one-year bar from the securities industry and a fine of $5,000.

Cox entered the securities industry in 2010 when he joined Red River.  Cox was employed at Red River until termination in March 2012.  According to Cox’s BrokerCheck, in March 2012, Red River filed a termination notice stating that a potential client called Red River explaining that his suitability information was not accurate and was not the information that the client had provided to Cox.

FINRA alleged that from September 2011, through March 2012, Cox cold called potential investors for oil and gas offerings offered and sold by Red River.  During the calls with potential investors, Cox was responsible for documenting suitability information from the potential investors to ensure that the investments were appropriate for those investors.  FINRA found that Cox was supposed to verify the potential investor’s name, address, occupation, and obtain financial and investment experience information in order to evaluate the suitability of the oil and gas private placements for the customer.

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