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Gary Basralian (CRD #14385) was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. Without admitting or denying the findings, Basralian consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he failed to provide FINRA requested documents and information in connection with an investigation into, among other things, the circumstances of his resignation from his member firm. The findings stated that the firm had filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) terminating Basralian’s registrations and reporting that he resigned after a customer allegation of fraud and breach of contract related to investments away from the firm.


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The recent arrest of former broker Gary Basralian (CRD #14385) for defrauding two clients of $2.1 million also raises allegations of failure to supervise about his brokerage firm, Royal Alliance Associates (CRD #23131.) According to news reports, Basralian embezzled money from two elderly women and used the funds for his own expenses. When the discrepancies were discovered, the elderly victims’ attorney notified both the FBI and DOJ. Both agencies took immediate action, and Basralian was arrested May 23, 2018 on charges of wire and investment adviser fraud. He could face as much as 25 years in prison.

The stockbroker in question allegedly deliberately sought out vulnerable victims who might not notice that he was stealing funds directly from their accounts. Basralian is, himself, 70 years of age—so he likely embezzled from his contemporaries. When the law firm representing the two victims contacted Royal Alliance, Basralian was not immediately terminated, but allowed to resign. He signed a FINRA agreement and was barred from being a broker or affiliated with any broker firms.

But what about the brokerage firm, Royal Alliance, that failed to stop him? And why didn’t Royal Alliance notice or stop Basralian’s unethical activities over a ten-year period? Allegations against Royal Alliance in this case include inadequate supervision of brokers and lax anti-money laundering compliance that allowed this to not only happen, but continue. But this is not the first time Royal Alliance has been host to broker misbehavior, with several instances of “failure to supervise” kinds of sanctions.

FINRA has barred former broker Gary Basralian (CRD# 14385) after allegations of stealing more than $2 million from two clients and using the money to pay his personal expenses. He is charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of investment adviser fraud. His last employer was Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (CRD# 23131) of Maplewood, NJ, from 11/19/1989 through 12/20/2017.

His previous employment record includes (locations not available):

  • Integrated Resources Equity Corporation (CRD# 6403), from 07/18/1984 through 11/19/1989
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