Michael Barry Carter (Mike Carter)Reportedly Charged with Stealing $6 million from Brokerage Customers
Update on Investigation: Michael Barry Carter (Mike Carter) of Mclean, VA
According to a press announcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday charged Michael Barry Carter (Mike Carter) of McLean, Virginia with stealing approximately $6 million from brokerage customers and an elderly investment advisory client.
According to the complaint, former Morgan Stanley advisor, “Mike” Carter, allegedly falsified internal forms to make 60 unauthorized transfers from customer accounts between October 2007 and May 2019.
Carter reportedly pled guilty to parallel criminal charges filed on Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
As we reported in September, Carter was discharged in July 2019 after allegations that he misappropriated client funds. According to his FINRA BrokerCheck report, the regulator barred Carter in September 2019. His broker profile indicates that five customer complaints have reportedly been filed against him.
The SEC alleged that Carter concealed his fraud from his clients by giving them false account statements while diverting authentic ones to post office boxes and fake email addresses he allegedly controlled. The SEC is seeking disgorgement of Carter’s alleged ill-gotten gains and imposing a civil monetary penalty.
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