Brantly Chavis entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Chavis was registered with OneAmerica Securities Inc. until he was terminated from the firm in November 2012. Chavis allegedly converted at least $25,000 from a firm customer for his personal use. The funds that he converted were ones he obtained as an investment for an outside business activity. Chavis began operating Aqua Green Industries and it was established to clean industrial waste water using “green” chemicals and treatment. From September 5, 2012 until November 5, 2012, Chavis solicited $118,000 in investments for Aqua Green from an 87-year old client. He then converted $25,000 of the money for himself and used it to pay rent, car leases and other personal expenses. For this, he was barred by FINRA.
Chavis was registered with NYLife Securities in Irvine, California from August 2008 until June 2009, and OneAmerica Securities in Santa Ana, California from June 2009 until November 2012. He has one customer dispute against him. He is not licensed and has been permanently barred from the industry. If you invested money with Brantly Chavis, his former firm OneAmerica, may be responsible for financial losses. They had a duty to supervise him while he was employed there. Because they did not, they may be responsible for investment losses. Please call our securities law firm in Chicago at 312-332-4200 to speak to an attorney. The call is free with no obligation. We sue firms such as OneAmerica in the FINRA arbitration forum on a contingency fee basis only.