John Matson (John Nicholas Matson CRD# 1796541) is a former registered broker and investment advisor last employed with LPL Financial LLC (CRD#:6413) of Manhattan Beach, CA. Previous employers include Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (CRD#:6363) of Los Angeles, CA, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CRD#:7059) of El Segundo, CA, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of New York, NY. He has been in the industry since 1996.
LPL Financial terminated Matson’s employment on 11/16/2022 with allegations that he neither notified nor sought approval from the firm for participating in investments that were not approved by LPL.
FINRA began an investigation into Matson’s activities following a call from an 80-year-old customer. The customer stated that Matson recommended that he invest in a promissory note. However, after the customer took this advice, Matson apparently failed to continue making interest payments on this note.
Following the call, FINRA requested information and documentation from Matson regarding the customer’s investments. Matson indicated through both phone calls with FINRA and an email exchange that he would not be providing any of the requested information, in violation of FINRA’s rules.
In signing the Letter of Acceptance, Waiver & Consent (AWC), Matson neither admitted nor denied any of the findings. He also consented to the sanction of being barred from all affiliations with FINRA broker-dealers in any capacity.
Following the disciplinary action, a customer filed a dispute on 1/26/2023 with no allegations, just the date range of 1/5/12—1/26/23. The customer is requesting damages of $610,000, and the claim is currently “pending.” No additional information is available.
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