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Former Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Broker, Stanley Secor, Barred By FINRA

Stanley Secor (CRD # 1982414) was a Financial Advisor at Cetera Advisor Networks LLC in Salt Lake City, UT. Stanley Secor has been in the securities industry since 1989 and previously worked at Girard Securities, Inc., Securian Financial Services, Inc., and WS Griffith Securities, Inc.

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), on July 28, 2020, FINRA sanctioned Stanley Secor, barring him from acting as a broker or associating with a broker-dealer. According to the FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, “[]Without admitting or denying the findings, Secor consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to produce information and documents requested by FINRA during the course of an investigation into the nature and scope of his relationship with certain customers and his communications to his member firms about those relationships to determine whether he engaged in conduct that violated federal securities laws or regulations or FINRA rules.”

For a copy of the FINRA sanction, click https://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/fda_documents/2020065022401%20Stanley%20B.%20Secor%20CRD%201982414%20AWC%20sl.pdf

In December 2019, Stanley Secor was discharged from Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. According to Stanley Secor’s BrokerCheck report, “While under suspension by the firm, registered representative violated the terms of his suspension by interfering with the forwarding of securities-related emails to the representative’s regional director.”

In addition, the Utah Division of Securities brought regulatory action against Stanley Secor in October 2019 for “SHARING IN CLIENT ACCOUNTS, UNDISCLOSED AND UNAPPROVED ESTATE ROLES AND TRUSTEE APPOINTMENTS, DESIGNATION AS CLIENT’S BENEFICIARY WITHOUT FIRM APPROVAL, VIOLATION OF FORMER BD’S WSPS AND MISREPRESENTATION AS TO SOURCE OF FUNDS, CONTROL AND CUSTODY OF CLIENT FUNDS, FALSE STATEMENTS TO THE DIVISION AND DISHONEST OR UNETHICAL PRACTICES.”

For a copy of Stanley Secor ’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/1982414#disclosuresSection

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