Posted On: March 2, 2012

February 2012 FINRA Florida Disciplinary Actions

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) has taken disciplinary actions against the following individuals for violations of FINRA rules and federal securities laws, rules and regulations.


Olaf F. Gamlen (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for 10 business days. Olaf Gamlen consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that he exercised discretion in a customer’s nondiscretionary advisory accounts. The findings stated that although the customer had given Olaf Gamlen oral authorization to use discretion in his accounts to effect securities transactions, Olaf Gamlen did not obtain the customer’s prior written authorization.

Paul Cragg Larsen (Naples, Florida) and Quentin Marius Silic (Naples, Florida) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which they were each barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Paul Larsen and Quentin Silic consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that they failed to respond to FINRA requests for information and documentation regarding possible undisclosed outside business activities and/or private securities transactions. The findings stated that through counsel, Paul Larsen and Quentin Silic advised FINRA that they would not provide the requested information and documentation.

Jordan Alan Linn (Hallandale, Florida) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was fined $2,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for 30 days. Jordan Linn consented to the described sanctions and to the entry of findings that he failed to amend his Form U4 to disclose a material fact.

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