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July 30, 2009
NFA fines Utah forex dealer member, Interbank FX LLC and its principal $225,000
July 30, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) has ordered Interbank FX LLC (Interbank) and its principal, Todd Crosland to jointly pay a fine of $225,000. Interbank is a Futures Commission Merchant and Forex Dealer Member of NFA, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee, is based on an NFA Complaint filed in July 2009 and settlement offers submitted by Interbank, Crosland and Amanda Albretsen, also a principal and former compliance director of Interbank.
The Committee found that Interbank, Crosland and Albretsen failed to implement its anti-money laundering (AML) program and failed to adequately supervise its electronic trading system. Additionally, the Committee found that Interbank, Crosland and Albretsen failed to adequately supervise the solicitation of non-Member solicitors who used deficient promotional material. The Committee also found that Crosland failed to supervise Interbank's activities.
Interbank and Crosland must also submit to NFA within 180 days a final independent review of its electronic trading platforms conducted by an outside party to ensure that Interbank's electronic trading platforms are in compliance with NFA requirements. The charges against Albretsen will remain open for one-year and will be dismissed if Albretsen is not charged by NFA for failure to supervise during the one-year period.
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