FINRA Suspends Ex-Ameriprise Rep Over DUI Conviction

A former Ameriprise dealer was suspended for six months and fined $5,000 by the Monetary Business Regulatory Authority after she didn’t disclose in a well timed method a felony conviction she obtained for driving whereas inebriated after which made false statements in 4 disclosures she offered to the agency.

With out admitting or denying the regulator’s findings, Jean A. St. Pierre signed a FINRA letter of acceptance, waiver and consent on Monday to settle the alleged FINRA rule violations and stop any future actions in opposition to her based mostly on the identical findings.

Why it issues: As the regulator factors out, a dealer is topic to “statutory disqualification” from membership, or affiliation with a member, for 10 years after conviction of sure crimes, together with any felony. Brokers are required to report felony costs inside 30 days of studying of them.

What to know: St. Pierre was a registered dealer at an Ameriprise workplace in Overland Park, Kansas, from August 1990 to April 2023, in accordance with her report on FINRA’s BrokerCheck web site. She was additionally a registered consultant for Ameriprise beginning in September 2015.

On April 25, 2023, Ameriprise filed a Kind 5 Uniform Termination Discover disclosing it terminated St. Pierre’s registration “resulting from FINRA statutory disqualification.”

The agency didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Thursday.

In March 2018, whereas St. Pierre was related to Ameriprise, she was charged with the felony offense of driving whereas inebriated, in accordance with FINRA. St. Pierre pleaded responsible to the felony in August 2018 and “knew that she had been charged with a felony, however she didn’t amend her Kind U4 to reveal the felony cost inside 30 days of studying of it,” the FINRA AWC letter mentioned.

On March 2, 2023, St. Pierre lastly filed an amended Kind U4 to reveal the felony cost and conviction, in accordance with FINRA.

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