John Nicholas Matson, Formerly of LPL Financial, Barred by FINRA Following Refusal to Provide Documents and Information

INVESTORS: Former LPL Financial broker John Nicholas Matson was barred by FINRA following allegations he refused to provide documents and information requested by FINRA.

John Nicholas Matson (CRD: 1796541) was registered as a broker with LPL Financial from 2017 until 2022. Previously, Matson was registered as a broker with Ameriprise Financial Services from 2015 until 2017.

Matson has three disclosures on his BrokerCheck report. One customer dispute filed against Matson was denied.

December 2022 Regulatory Judgment

Initiated By: FINRA

Allegations: Without admitting or denying the findings, Matson consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to provide documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with its investigation into a customer’s investments in promissory notes recommended by Matson. The findings stated that this matter originated from an 80-year-old customer’s call to the FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors in which the customer advised that Matson had recommended the customer invest in a promissory note and had thereafter ceased making promised interest payments on the note.

Resolution: Acceptance, Waiver & Consent (AWC)

Bar: Bar (Permanent)

Registration Capacities Affected:  All Capacities

Duration: Indefinite

Start Date: 12/19/2022

April 2010 Customer Dispute

Status: Settled

Allegations: Complaint alleges churning, unsuitable investment recommendations, negligence, breach of contract, breach of duties and failure to supervise, all resulting in loss to the claimant.

Damage Amount Requested: $353,000.00

Settlement Amount: $137,500.00

Broker Comment: In order to avoid the costs and uncertainties of litigation, a business decision to settle this matter was made.

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