Michigan Financial Advisor Steven Muntin Charged by SEC with Fraud

Muntin is accused of defrauding one of his clients out of more than $314,000.

michigan-financial-advisor-charged-by-sec-with-fraudOn November 5, 2021, the SEC charged Michigan resident Steven F. Muntin with defrauding one of his investment advisory clients out of more than $314,000.

Muntin purportedly worked for an SEC-registered investment adviser and also managed certain investments for his clients outside of that adviser through his own company, Executive Asset Management, Inc. According to the SEC’s complaint, Executive Asset Management was previously registered as an investment adviser with the state of Michigan. As alleged, between March 2016 and February 2020, Muntin solicited one of his elderly advisory clients to write checks totaling $305,750 to Executive Asset Management for purported investments in securities. However, according to the complaint, Muntin did not invest the client’s money in securities, but spent it for his own benefit, including to pay his mortgage, real estate taxes, health insurance, boat and car loans, and credit card bills. The complaint further alleges that Muntin also overcharged the client for at least $9,000 in assets under management fees.

The SEC charged Muntin with violating the antifraud provisions of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and Sections 206(1) and 206(2) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and seeks injunctive relief, disgorgement with pre-judgment interest, and civil penalties.

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