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June 30, 2021

Posted  June 30, 2021

Investment advisor Securities America, Inc. will pay a $1.75 million civil penalty to resolve charges that it failed to implement policies and procedures that were reasonably designed to protect client assets from misappropriation.  While affiliated entities to whom SAA had delegated responsibility for surveillance of advisory accounts had received automated alerts about potentially suspicious withdrawals from client accounts, those alerts were ignored and approximately $8 million was misappropriated from SAA advisory accounts.  SEC

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