For Release: October 10, 2001
COLORADO MAN BANNED FOR UNAUTHORIZED COMMODITY TRADING
CFTC Imposes Trading Ban on Dale Luther Mock
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today the settlement of an action filed on June 27, 2000 against former Greeley, Colorado resident Dale Luther Mock, charging Mock with the unauthorized trading of customer accounts (see CFTC Press Release 4411-01 , June 28, 2000).
The CFTC settlement order finds that from June 1997 through September 4, 1998, Mock was employed in the Greeley, Colorado branch office of a brokerage firm. According to the order, Mock did not have written power of attorney to execute trades in his customer’s accounts, and Mock knew that he was not permitted to engage in discretionary trading on behalf of his customers. However, the order notes that in July and August 1998, Mock executed nine trades in six customer accounts, without authorization from the customers and, after two customers complained, transferred certain of those trades to the accounts of two other unsuspecting customers, without the two customers’ authorizations.
The order provides that Mock shall:
In consenting to the entry of the order and the findings in the order, Mock neither admitted nor denied the findings.
Jack Barrett, Regional Counsel
CFTC Division of Enforcement
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