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Karen Tyler

ND Securities Department
600 East Boulevard Avenue
State Capitol, 5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0510
Phone: (701)-328-2910
Toll Free: (800)-297-5124
Fax: (701)-328-2946
Grafton Office
701 W 6th Street, #312
Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: 701-352-4592

Enforcement Actions

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The North Dakota Securities Department has taken numerous actions against individuals and firms that have violated the North Dakota securities laws. The actions are searchable by the individual’s name, business name, type of action, or year. If you have further questions or require additional information related to a listed action, please contact our office.

Search Enforcement Actions in North Dakota

Name / DBA Enforcement Type Datesort descending
Larry M. Atkins, Atkins Brokerage Services, Inc., Retirement Planning Concepts, Inc., Retirement Income Planning, Inc., Retirement Navigation, Inc. Order for Permanent Injunction Jul 17 2008
Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated Findings of Fact Jul 21 2008
Inland National Securities, Inc., David Theusch, Keith Theusch Consent Order Jul 31 2008
Jonathan Brewer, Cyprus Builders, Inc. Cease and Desist Order Aug 15 2008
Nicholas Alexander Smirnow aka Nick Smirnow, doing business under the Ontario registered Business Name P-2-P NETWORK"" Cease and Desist Order Oct 16 2008
Jammie N. Avila Consent Order Mar 23 2009
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Administrative Consent Order Apr 1 2009
Wachovia Securities, LLC, Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC Administrative Consent Order Apr 1 2009
Life Partners Inc. Consent Order Apr 6 2009
Pelican Development, L.L.C. Consent Order May 14 2009
Prosper Marketplace, Inc. Administrative Consent Order May 19 2009
Banc of America Securities LLC, Banc of America Investment Services, Inc. Administrative Consent Order Jun 12 2009
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated Administrative Consent Order Jun 22 2009
RBC Capital Markets Corporation Administrative Consent Order Jun 22 2009
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Administrative Consent Order Aug 17 2009


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