May 13, 2014 Comments (0) Blog, Securities Fraud

Former Broker David Zeng Barred From the Securities Industry

(Last Updated On: July 17, 2015)

Have you suffered investment losses as a result of your dealings with former Merrill Lynch broker, David G. Zeng? If, so The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses through a FINRA dispute resolution claim.

According to Disciplinary and Other FINRA Actions – October 2013David G. Zeng submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) in which he was barred from association with any FINRA broker-dealer in any capacity.  The AWC states that “Without admitting or denying the findings, Zeng consented to the described sanction and to the entry of findings that he failed to respond to FINRA requests for information and documents and failed to appear and provide FINRA-requested testimony concerning several customer complaints that his former member firm became aware of after Zeng resigned from the firm. The findings stated that Zeng informed FINRA that he would not cooperate with FINRA’s requests for testimony and documents in connection with this matter.”

According to the AWC, “On January 2, 2013, the Firm [Merrill Lynch] filed an Amended Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U-5A), which contained an allegation that the Respondent improperly created fictitious account statements and provided them to his uncle, who was not a Customer of the Firm. The U-5A also stated that the Respondent was the subject of several customer complaints, which principally alleged unsuitable trading, misrepresentations and omissions.”

Zeng’s FINRA BrokerCheck Report indicates he worked with Morgan Stanley from 01/2001 to 06/2005, UBS Financial Services from 06/2005 to 05/2009, and Merrill Lynch from 04/2009 to 12/2011.

Broker dealers, such as Morgan Stanley, UBS and Merrill Lynch, have a fiduciary duty to monitor all the business activities and transactions of their employees. When a broker violates securities laws and/or  FINRA regulations the brokerage firm may be liable for negligent supervision and can be held responsible for investment losses.

If you have concerns about your dealing with David G. Zeng and would like to discuss your litigation options, please call The White Law Group at (312) 238-9650 for a free consultation.

The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm dedicated to the representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims against brokerage firms throughout the United States. The firm’s offices are located in Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida.

To learn more about The White Law Group, visit www.WhiteSecuritesLaw.com.

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