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January 5, 2009
NFA permanently bars Illinois forex firm, One World Capital Group LLC and its principal
January 5, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) has permanently barred One World Capital Group LLC (One World) and its principal, John E. Walsh from NFA membership. One World is a Futures Commission Merchant and Forex Dealer Member located in Winnetka, Illinois. The Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee, is based on a Complaint filed in September 2008.
The Committee found that One World and Walsh failed to cooperate with NFA in an investigation of One World's activities, provided false and misleading information to NFA and failed to supervise its preparation and maintenance of books and records. Additionally, the Committee found that One World failed to maintain required minimum adjusted net capital and failed to maintain books and records.
The Decision is one of a series of actions taken against One World and Walsh. In June 2007, the Committee issued a Complaint against One World and Walsh charging them with various violations, including failure to meet minimum adjust net capital requirements and maintain adequate books and records. Although One World settled the Complaint by agreeing to pay a fine of $100,000 and an additional fine of $50,000 unless certain conditions were met, One World has not made any payments to date. See previous press release.
Additionally, NFA issued a Member Responsibility Action (MRA) against One World and Walsh in November 2007 based, in part, on complaints received by One World's forex customers. The MRA charged that One World and Walsh had failed to demonstrate that One World had sufficient capital to comply with its minimum net capital requirement and discharge its liabilities to customers. See previous press release.
In December 2007, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) also filed an action against One World and Walsh in federal court in Chicago charging them with failing to demonstrate compliance with capital requirements and failing to maintain required books and records. The Court entered a temporary restraining order against One World which froze One World's assets, prohibited One World and Walsh from destroying books and records and ordered the firm to cease doing business.
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