Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Files Temporary Cease and Desist Order Against Westor Capital Group, Inc
Jan 30 13
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. announced that it has filed for a Temporary Cease-and-Desist Order against Westor Capital Group, Inc. and its President, Chief Compliance Officer and Financial and Operations Principal, Richard Hans Bach, to immediately stop the further misappropriation and misuse of customer funds and securities. FINRA is seeking the TCDO to prevent further customer harm that would likely continue before a formal disciplinary proceeding against Westor and Bach could be completed. In addition, FINRA issued a complaint against Westor and Bach, charging them with failing to allow customers to withdraw account balances and deliver securities, misusing customer securities, failing to maintain physical possession or control of securities, and for operating an unapproved self-clearing business. FINRA further charges that Westor, acting through Bach, misused 65,000 shares of customers' fully paid common stock to effect and cover short sales by another customer, without the authority to do so. As a result, Westor and Bach failed to maintain physical possession or control of securities as required by the federal securities laws and rules.