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FINRA Disciplinary Proceeding against Annie O. Kim

On November 6, 2012, FINRA’s Department of Enforcement initiated a Disciplinary Proceeding against Annie O. Kim for alleged use of unauthorized discretion in a customer’s account, and for failing to appear for an on-the-record interview.  Ms. Kim entered the securities industry in 2004 and remained registered until April 2, 2010.  According to the Amended Complaint, from January 11, 2010 through January 26, 2010, while registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Ms. Kim exercised discretion in at least eleven transactions in the securities account of one customer.  The transactions were effected at Ms. Kim’s discretion without written authorization.  According to FINRA, between May 3, 2011 and June 30, 2011, FINRA made several failed attempts to contact Ms. Kim for an on-the-record interview.  FINRA is seeking sanctions, including monetary sanctions.