Former Morgan Stanley broker Cornelius Peterson faces investigation by SEC for defrauding customers

Cornelius Peterson (Cornelius) 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 Cornelius Peterson.

In September 2017 Cornelius Peterson was barred by FINRA indefinitely from practicing as a broker. Cornelius Peterson worked for Morgan Stanley in Boston, Massachusetts from 2011 to 2017.

FINRA alleges that Cornelius Peterson engaged in the following misconduct: failed to request termination of his suspension within three months of notice.

In January 2018 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against Peterson alleging that while employed at Morgan Stanley he engaged in various schemes to defraud clients. In one instance he stole $450,000 from an elderly client.

The SEC also alleges that Peterson put clients’ funds at risk by using them as assets for loan financing and invested client funds into an investment in which defendants held a financial interest, without informing the client or disclosing their conflict of interest.

The SEC investigation further alleges that Peterson breached fiduciary duty by misappropriating funds and by making unauthorized transactions.

Cornelius Peterson has been the subject of at least 1 customer disputes.

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