LPL Financial has been fined $25,000 by the state of North Carolina and ordered to reimburse the state $270,000 for the cost of investigating a $1.4 million Ponzi scheme involving a broker who is serving more than five years in jail for defrauding clients.
Former LPL Financial broker Charles Fackrell, of Booneville, NC, ran a Ponzi scheme from May 2012 to December 2014 that misappropriated money from at least 20 clients. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Fackrell solicited investors and then steered them to investments he controlled so that he could access their funds. Fackrell is claimed to have taken in $1.4 million and is alleged to have used much of the money for himself.
Broker Serves Time in Prison
In April 2016, Fackrell pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud and was sentenced to 63 months in jail. After he is released from prison, he also will serve three years under court supervision and is obligated to pay almost $820,000 in restitution to clients.
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