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For Immediate Release
September 18, 2023

For more information contact:

Christie von Ohlen, 312-781-1497,
Karen Wuertz, 312-781-1335,

NFA orders Houston-based introducing broker Bosworth Brokers LLC and one of its principals to each pay a $100,000 fine

September 18, Chicago—NFA has ordered Bosworth Brokers LLC, an NFA Member introducing broker located in Houston, Texas, and Andrew Michael Gizienski, a principal and associated person of Bosworth Brokers LLC, to each pay a $100,000 fine.

The Decision, issued by an NFA Hearing Panel, is based on a Complaint authorized by NFA's Business Conduct Committee (BCC) and a settlement offer submitted by Bosworth Brokers LLC, Gizienski and Dennis Michael Bosworth, another principal and AP of Bosworth Brokers LLC, in which they neither admitted nor denied the Complaint's allegations. The BCC Complaint alleged that Bosworth Brokers LLC failed to comply with its recordkeeping obligations under NFA Compliance Rule 2-10 and that Gizienski failed to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade under NFA Compliance Rule 2-4, due to Gizienski's use of an unapproved, unmonitored platform to communicate with a Bosworth Brokers LLC customer, which deleted communications after seven days. The Complaint also alleged that Bosworth Brokers LLC failed to promptly list Gizienski as a principal, in violation of NFA Registration Rule 208. Finally, the Complaint alleged that Bosworth Brokers LLC and Bosworth failed to supervise, in violation of NFA Compliance Rule 2-9.

In its Decision, the Panel found that Bosworth Brokers LLC and Bosworth violated NFA Compliance Rule 2-9; that Bosworth Brokers LLC violated NFA Compliance Rule 2-10 and NFA Registration Rule 208; and that Gizienski violated NFA Compliance Rule 2-4.

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

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