Florida Financial Planner Loses his CFP Designation as a Result of his Involvement in a $3 Million Scheme to Sell Unregistered Securities to Clients

Posted on May 30th, 2018 at 5:27 PM
Florida Financial Planner Loses his CFP Designation as a Result of his Involvement in a $3 Million Scheme to Sell Unregistered Securities to Clients

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

The CFP Board has stripped financial planner, William Gross of Highland Beach, Florida of his Certified Financial Planner designation. Mr. Gross’s CFP designation was taken away as a result of a Board complaint against him for selling securities that were unregistered or exempt to 55 of his clients.

More specifically, Mr. Gross made false or misleading statements to his clients by offering 10 types of financial services that were unregistered or exempt from the SEC. In addition, Mr. Gross made dishonest statements on his 2015 and 2017 CFP Board ethics questionnaires in order to avoid being caught for selling unregistered securities.

The CFP Board revoked Mr. Gross’s right to use its designation after he failed to answer the CFP complaint in a timely manner.

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We just wanted to say thanks for your work in helping us get back some of the money we lost. We are not by any means rich, but we have saved some money and we have done so through a tight-fisted approach to most everything we do. So losing a significant chunk of money hurt…especially at a time when everyone else was growing their accounts. We really appreciate the work you did.

Allan and Adele


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