History Of Sean M. Johnson
Johnson entered the securities industry on August 9, 2019, when he became associated in
a non-registered capacity with NYLIFE Securities LLC, a FINRA member. On October
29, 2019, NYLIFE Securities filed a Uniform Application for Securities Registration
(Form U4), opening a window for Johnson to take the Series 6 exam. On January 22,
2020, NYLIFE Securities filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) terminating
Johnson’s association from the firm. The Form U5 disclosed that the firm had terminated
Johnson’s association after “he admitted he violated company policy by impersonating
two clients during telephone interviews conducted as part of the underwriting process for
Johnson is not currently registered or associated with any FINRA member but is subject
to FINRA’s jurisdiction pursuant to Article V, Section 4 of FINRA’s By-Laws.
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This matter originated from NYLIFE Securities’ Form U5 termination of Johnson.
FINRA Rule 2010 requires associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial
honor and just and equitable principals of trade.” Impersonating another individual in a
business-related matter is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010.
On October 31, 2019, Johnson impersonated a non-firm customer on a phone call to the
firm’s affiliate insurance company without the customer’s knowledge or consent. He
impersonated the customer in order to complete the customer’s whole life insurance
policy application. On November 18, 2019, Johnson impersonated a second non-firm
customer on a phone call, also to the firm’s affiliate insurance company, without the
customer’s knowledge or consent. As before, Johnson impersonated the customer in
order to complete the customer’s whole life insurance policy application. While
impersonating these customers on the phone, Johnson answered personal and healthrelated questions about the customers and confirmed that all answers to the questions
were true and complete.
Therefore, Respondent violated FINRA Rule 2010.
Penalties, Punishments & Sanctions
■ a four-month suspension from associating with any FINRA member in any
■ a $5,000 fine
The fine shall be due and payable either immediately upon reassociation with a member
firm or prior to any application or request for relief from any statutory disqualification
resulting from this or any other event or proceeding, whichever is earlier
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On October 31, 2019, and November 18, 2019, Johnson impersonated two customers on
phone calls to the firm’s affiliate insurance company, without the customers’ knowledge
or consent, thereby violating FINRA Rule 2010
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Help For Victims Of Sean M. Johnson
If you have lost funds because of misrepresentation, unsuitable investment, or unsuitable investment strategy from Sean M. Johnson. Then you can take legal action and get justice. Fraud, Malpractice & dereliction of duty should not be taken lightly, especially in this industry. We highly suggest that you notify authorities or seek legal action if your financial advisor or brokerage firm fails to abide by FINRA’s rules are regulations.
Financial advisors are regulatory & legally obligated to suggest (recommend) the most suitable investments/investment strategies to their clients. Their suggestions should have their client’s best interests and should be appropriate for their client’s goals and needs. Similarly, the brokerage firm which hires financial advisors also has a regulatory & legal obligation to keep a close watch and supervise their Financial Advisors’ practices & behavior. They need to make sure that the financial advisor is not being manipulative or having an unreasonable bias towards certain investments. If the financial advisor and/or the brokerage firm breaches these duties, then the client/customer may be entitled to a full or partial recovery of their losses.
Financial advisors need to have the interest of their clients when giving suggestions related to investments and investment strategies. Reasonable basis suitability requires the advisor to do their best to analyze & identify the risks and rewards associated with their suggested investment and/or investment strategy.
Sean M. Johnson has been involved in fraudulent activities and is an unsafe professional entity. We strongly recommend you avoid any association with such a shady figure.
- Shady Activity
- Swindling Activity Reported By Clients
- Under Govt. Organization's Radar
- High Risk of Fraud