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FINRA Fines J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC $1.25 Million for Failing to Appropriately Fingerprint or Sc

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority press release -------- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced it has fined J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC $1.25 million for failing to conduct timely or adequate background checks on approximately 8,600, or 95 percent, of its non-registered associated persons from January 2009 through May 2017. Federal securities laws require broker-dealers to fingerprint certain associated persons working in a non-registered capacity who may present a risk to customers based on their positions. Fingerprinting helps firms identify if a person has been convicted of crimes that would disqualify them from being associated with a firm, absent explicit regulatory approval. Federal banking laws require banks to conduct similar checks on banking employees using a more limited list of disqualifying events. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.

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