According to its website, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a Wall Street-based brokerage firm with failing to sufficiently evaluate or monitor customers’ trading for suspicious activity as required under the federal securities laws.
An SEC investigation reportedly found that Albert Fried & Company failed to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) with bank regulators for more than five years despite red flags tied to its customers’ high-volume liquidations of low-priced securities.
Albrt Fried & Company agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty to settle the charges.
The SEC’s order allegedly found that Albert Fried & Company violated Section 17(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 17a-8. Albert Fried & Company agreed to be censured and pay the $300,000 penalty without admitting or denying the findings in the order, which credits the firm for its cooperation and the remedial measures already undertaken.
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