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shutterstock_143448874The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred broker Robert Tricarico (Tricarico) concerning allegations that Tricarico failed to respond to the regulator’s requests to provide information and documents concerning the an investigation into claims that Tricarico may have stolen money from clients.

Tricarico entered the securities industry in 1986. From June 2003, until April 2009, Tricarico was associated with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Thereafter, from March 2009, to May 2011, Tricarico became registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (Wells Fargo). Finally, from May 2011, until January 2015, Tricarico was associated with LPL Financial LLC (LPL).

On a Form U5, LPL terminated Tricarico alleging that the broker was the subject of a lawsuit by the executrix of a deceased client that alleged misappropriation of funds. Thereafter, FINRA sought to investigate LPL’s statements by sending Tricarico requests for information. On January 22, 2015, FINRA sent a letter to Tricarico requesting that Tricarico provide documents and information including his personal bank account records. Despite, multiple requests for information and some additional correspondence with Tricarico and his counsel the broker did not provide sufficient documents and information to cover FINRA’s requests. Accordingly, FINRA imposed a bar from the securities industry.

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