According to the Order Accepting Offer of Settlement, FINRA agreed to settle the claims against David Lockey with a 6-month suspension from the securities industry, a fine of $10,000, an order to pay disgorgement of $46,447 and order to pay restitution in excess of $5,000. Per the Order, David Lockey Lockey effected multiple trades in mutual funds and Unit Investment Trusts, which are longer-term investments. This strategy was allegedly unsuitable for the clients and the clients incurred exorbitant fees for these transactions. David Lockey is also alleged to have falsified internal documents while at SWS Financial by adjusting the purchase dates for certain mutual funds and Unit Investment Trusts.
David Lockey’s FINRA BrokerCheck report notes that in 2012 Lockey was terminated from his employment with Edward Jones for “recommending strategies involving short-term holds on long-term investments and failing to timely respond to trade-related inquiries from compliance.”
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