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September 26, 2007
NFA orders ODL Securities, Inc. and its principal to pay a fine of $165,000
September 26, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) has ordered ODL Securities, Inc. (ODL) and its principal, Brian P. King, to jointly pay a fine of $165,000. ODL is a Futures Commission Merchant and Forex Dealer Member located in Chicago, Illinois. Raymond A. Dubuque, an associated person of ODL, was also fined $3,000 and ordered to tape record all conversations with existing or potential customers for a period of one year. The Decision, issued by an NFA Hearing Panel, is based on a Complaint filed in March 2007, and a settlement offer submitted by ODL, King and Dubuque.
The Panel found that ODL and Dubuque made misleading and deceptive statements in the solicitation of foreign currency (forex) customers. In addition, the Panel found that ODL failed to take applicable concentration charges on transactions with certain forex counterparties, and failed to maintain adjusted net capital. The Panel also found that ODL failed to implement enhanced supervisory procedures, maintain adequate books and records, and file financial statements within a timely manner. Finally, the Panel found that ODL and King failed to adequately supervise ODL's activities.
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