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Broker Gary Kieper Allegedly Embezzled Town’s Funds

Broker Gary Kieper Allegedly Embezzled Town's Funds featured by top securities fraud attorneys, The White Law Group

FINRA Bars Gary Kieper from the Securities Industry

According to Wassau Daily Herald today, Gary Kieper of Antigo, Wisconsin, is being held on a $500,000 cash bail after being charged with embezzling funds while serving as treasurer for the town of Ackley and Rural Fire Control.

Kieper reportedly faces multiple charges, including theft of more than $10,000 and more than $100,000 in a business setting, five counts of misconduct in public office, and theft of between $10,000 and $100,000.

FINRA Bars Thrivent Broker Gary Kieper after Allegations

According to this FINRA BrokerCheck report, Gary Kieper was affiliated with Thrivent Investment Managment in Antigo, Wisconsin from March 2000 until December 2022. He reportedly has 3 disclosures on his record, including a pending criminal charge and a civil bond.

According to public records, FINRA, has reportedly barred Kieper (CRD # 4147968) from working in the securities industry.

According to a letter of acceptance, on May 21, 2024, Thrivent Investment Management filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Registration (Form U5) terminating Kieper’s registration and stating that Kieper had voluntarily terminated his association with the firm.

On April 19, 2024, Thrivent reportedly filed an amended Form U5 disclosing that Kieper had been charged with felony theft and misconduct in connection with events that occurred while Kieper was associated with Thrivent.

FINRA has reportedly barred Kieper after his alleged refusal to produce requested information and documents in connection with its investigation of his termination from the firm.

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