Investigation: Broker Ryan Sanford Lawson suspended by FINRA

Ryan Lawson Broker The Sonn Law Group is investigating claims related to former US Bank and LPL Financial broker Ryan Lawson (Broker CRD Number: 4959209).

Mr. Lawson was suspended by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 3, 2017 for impersonating an elderly customer.

Here is the precise text of the allegation from Ryan Lawson’s BrokerCheck profile:

Without admitting or denying the findings, Lawson consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he impersonated a member firm customer over the phone and then asked an employee of the firm’s bank affiliate to impersonate the customer’s wife to effectuate an account transfer to the firm from another firm. The findings stated that while the customer and his wife, both of whom are elderly, had expressed an intention to transfer their funds to Lawson’s firm, they were not aware of and did not authorize Lawson to impersonate them in order to effectuate the transfer.

Mr. Lawson was ordered to pay fines totaling $5,000 and was suspended from FINRA for 30 days.

If you’ve ever invested money with Ryan Lawson or his employers, the securities fraud attorneys at the Sonn Law Group are interested in speaking with you. Contact us online or by phone at 305.912.3000 for a free consultation.