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INVESTOR WARNING–Lawrence Fawcett Discharged By Westpark Capital And Sanctioned By FINRA

Lawrence Fawcett is a former Financial Advisor at Westpark Capital in Los Angeles, CA.  Lawrence Fawcett has been in the securities industry since the 2012.

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), during Lawrence Fawcett’s six year career, he has been the subject of five (5) customer complaints and a regulatory investigation.  Statistically, this is an exceedingly high number of disclosures for a single Financial Advisor, particularly in light of his short career.

https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/5851474#disclosuresSection

Lawrence Fawcett has two pending customer complaints with combined alleged damages of nearly $300,000.  The complaints allege “excessive trading, churning, unsuitable transactions.”  In addition, Lawrence Fawcett has three additional complaints filed between 2013-2015 alleging, among other things, unsuitability and unauthorized trading.

In December 2017, FINRA sanctioned Lawrence Fawcett.  Lawrence Fawcett accepted findings that he “recommended unsuitable mutual fund transactions to a customer.”

His employer, Westpark Financial, terminated his employment in March 2018 for conducting “business from a non-disclosed location” and making “false representations to the firm.”

As the Wolper Law Firm reported earlier this month, in June 2017, Reuters published a report analyzing data issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Reuters reported that “about half of the firm’s 95 brokers have FINRA flags on their records” and that “more than 47% of Westpark brokers once worked at firms that were later expelled by FINRA.”

A link to the Reuters article is at https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-finra-brokers/.

Separately, FINRA has fined Westpark Capital for failure to supervise its Financial Advisors’ sales practices, many of whom have multiple customer complaints, judgments, liens, or regulatory events disclosed on the FINRA BrokerCheck.

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Attorney Matthew Wolper

Attorney Matthew WolperMatt Wolper is a trial lawyer who focuses exclusively on securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Wolper has handled hundreds of securities matters nationwide before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), JAMS, and in state and federal court. Mr. Wolper has handled and tried cases involving complex financial products and strategies ranging from traditional stocks and bonds to options, margin and other securities-based lending products, closed/open-end mutual funds, structured products, hedge funds, and penny stocks. [Attorney Bio]