FINRA Bars Ernest Frerking after Allegations of Broker Misconduct
According to public records posted to FINRA’s website, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has reportedly barred Ernest Frerking (CRD #2588177) from associating with any FINRA member at any time.
Merrill Lynch reportedly filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) stating that Frerking had been discharged for failing to adhere to firm standards regarding the servicing of a client and entering into a financial arrangement with a client without the firm’s knowledge or consent, according to the document.
According to his FINRA Broker report, Frerking was reportedly registered with the following FINRA registered firms, during his career in the securities industry:
10/14/1999 – 04/27/2021 MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED (CRD#:7691) AUSTIN, TX
Frerking reportedly has one customer complaint filed against him in 2020 for allegations of “misappropriation of funds from July 1999 until July 2020,” from an attorney of his deceased customer’s estate. The broker denied the allegations, according to FINRA.
Potential Lawsuits to Recover Financial Losses
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