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HSBC Securities Inc. Stockbroker Sebastian Jimenez barred by FINRA for his involvement in covering up suspicious account activity

Sebastian Jimenez (Sebastian Jimenez) has consented to a sanction from FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). FINRA is a non-governmental regulator of securities firms that focuses on investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. The attorneys of Fishman Haygood Investment Fraud Lawyers are currently investigating possible claims against stockbroker Sebastian Jimenez.

In July 2018 Sebastian Jimenez was barred indefinitely from practicing as a broker. Sebastian Jimenez worked for HSBC Securities (USA) Inc in Miami, Florida from 2007 to 2016.

Sebastian Jimenez was previously associated with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

FINRA alleges that Sebastian Jimenez engaged in the following misconduct: purposefully providing false information about suspicious activity in customer accounts.

FINRA found throughout the course of an investigation that Jimenez supported an individual in covering up suspicious deposits to the customer’s bank account. Jimenez’s customer was a company that that was owned and controlled partially by this individual, a foreign national, who was already under surveillance for possible money-laundering.

Suspicious deposits to the customer’s accounts caught the attention of Jimenez’s firm’s compliance department. When the bank’s compliance department began investigating by asking Jimenez to obtain more information about the questionable deposits, Jimenez told the customer to call him on his personal cell phone and then knowingly reported false information back to the bank. Jimenez assisted in concealing the source of the funds and prevented both the firm and the bank from monitoring the accounts and from complying with anti-money laundering responsibilities.

Jimenez’s bar was due to the false information that he provided about the deposits, which reflect a failure to uphold the laws and regulations of his position. Jimenez has neither admitted nor denied FINRA’s findings.

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