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Frederick Houck, formerly of Freedom Investors Corp., Suspended by FINRA


Have you lost money with financial advisor Frederick Houck of Spokane, Washington?  We are investigating allegations made by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, against Frederick D. Houck. FINRA suspended Houck from the securities industry for two months regarding allegations that he engaged in discretionary trading (on 491 occasions) without written permission to do so.  FINRA also alleged that he did not have permission from his former brokerage firm, Freedom Investors Corp., to engage in this type of trading.


Frederick Houck was a financial advisor and registered representative of Freedom Investors Corp. from 2007 to June 2016.  He worked at a branch office in Spokane, Washington. Houck has been the subject of one customer complaint, alleging claims of negligence, excessive trading, churning, and breach of fiduciary duty.  Houck was also affiliated with Strategic Finance Partners.


Brokerage firms like Freedom Investors Corp. have a responsibility to adequately supervise all representatives who are registered through their firm.  Brokerage firms also must take steps to ensure that their financial advisors follow all securities rules and regulations, as well as internal firm policies.  When brokerage firms fail to adequately supervise their registered representatives, they may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.


Israels & Neuman PLC is a securities and investment fraud law firm with offices in Seattle, Washington; Vancouver, Washington; and Denver.  We represent investors in FINRA arbitration proceedings in all 50 states, including investors throughout the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.  Our attorneys have represented over one thousand investors against many brokerage firms in the past, including Freedom Investors Corp.


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If you lost money with Frederick Houck or Freedom Investors Corp., please CONTACT US at 720-599-3505 for a free evaluation of your case.


Israels & Neuman, PLC is a private law firm and is not affiliated with any government or law enforcement agency.  Any investigation referenced in this blog is independent in nature and is being conducted by our law firm privately, not in conjunction with any government or law enforcement agency.  All information contained in this blog should be deemed statements of opinion derived from the author’s review of public records, not statements of fact.  This blog is advertising material and does not create an attorney client relationship, nor does it constitute legal advice.  Everyone’s situation is different and the question of whether or not you have a claim will vary on a case-by-case basis.  In contingent representation, clients may still be liable for costs.