Crown Capital Securities was investigated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegations of having made transaction-based payments to unregistered entities, which is barred under FINRA rules. As a result, they have been ordered to pay a fine of $75,000.
The firm also invited a FINRA censure and has been asked to certify that all commissions and other payments are in compliance with FINRA guidelines. Crown Capital, without admittance or denial of the findings, agreed to the FINRA imposed sanctions.
Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. is currently investigating Crown Capital Securities. Investors are encouraged to call 1-800-856-3352 for a free consultation.
Crown Capital Securities Financial Advisor Complaints
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The Complaint Against Crown Capital Securities
18 unregistered entities were paid a total of $19.3 million in commissions that were earned by 18 of its registered representatives. These were limited liability companies and corporations that were created by their representatives as securities businesses and had been disclosed to the firm and even approved as outside business activities.
These transactions occurred between January 2017 and January 2021.
Crown Capital was found by FINRA to have made commission payments directly to the unregistered entities instead of having made them to their registered representatives.
About Crown Capital Securities, L.P.
Crown has been a FINRA member for 50 years, since 1972, and is headquartered in Orange, California. It has 164 registered branch offices and almost 300 registered representatives. The financial services it provides to individuals include wealth management and retail brokerage.