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For Immediate Release
November 01, 2022

For more information contact:

Christie Hillsman, 312-781-1497, chillsman@nfa.futures.org
Karen Wuertz, 312-781-1335, kwuertz@nfa.futures.org

NFA orders Houston, Texas introducing broker Empire Energy Group LLC never to reapply for NFA membership

November 1, Chicago—NFA has ordered Empire Energy Group LLC (Empire Energy), a CFTC-registered introducing broker and former NFA Member located in Houston, Texas, not to reapply for membership or act as a principal of an NFA Member at any time in the future. NFA also ordered Mark Fairchild, a principal and associated person of Empire Energy and former NFA Associate, not to reapply for NFA membership or act as a principal of an NFA Member for five years and to comply with other requirements if he seeks NFA membership or principal status following the five-year period.

The default Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee (BCC), is based on a Complaint issued by the BCC and Empire Energy's and Fairchild's failure to file an Answer. The BCC found that Empire Energy failed to file its 2021 audited financial statement and that Empire Energy and Fairchild failed to cooperate fully and promptly with NFA.

The complete text of the Complaint and Decision can be viewed on NFA's website.

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