Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
H&R Block
Penalty: 
$825,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
December 21, 2004
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

NASD censured and fined H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc., $500,000 for enabling a hedge fund customer in its Orlando, FL branch office to engage in deceptive practices to market time mutual funds. NASD also ordered H&R Block to pay $325,000 to reimburse the affected funds.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Missouri
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
tax preparation services
Notes: 

FINRA is a securities industry self-regulatory body authorized by the federal government. This case was handled by its predecessor, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

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