FINRA recently announced that Ancora Securities, Inc., a registered broker-dealer based in Cleveland, Ohio, has been censured, fined $12,500 and required to revise its written supervisory procedures regarding trade report input. Without admitting or denying the findings, Ancora Securities consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that it accepted short sale orders in an equity security from another person, or effected short sales in an equity security for its own account, without borrowing the security, or entering into a bona fide arrangement to borrow the security; or having reasonable grounds to believe that the security could be borrowed so that it could be delivered on the date delivery is due; and documenting compliance with SEC Rule 203 (b)(1) or Regulation SHO. The findings further stated that the firm’s supervisory system did not provide for supervision reasonably designed to achieve compliance with applicable securities laws, regulations and FINRA rules concerning trade report input.
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