gilmanA hearing before an administrative law judge has been scheduled for December 12 to weigh allegations of fraudulent sales of variable annuities made against Gilman+Ciocia  as a result of cease-and-desist proceedings instituted by the SEC against the company’s executives and other current and former registered representatives with the organization’s Prime Capital Services subsidiary. The information was contained in Gilman’s 10-Q form filed with the SEC on Friday.
The SEC alleged that the company, PCS and two representatives engaged in fraudulent sales of variable annuities to senior citizens and that CEO Michael P. Ryan and chief compliance officer Rose M, Rudden and two of the representatives failed to supervise variable annuity transactions. Gilman said it has accrued $344,000 as of September 3 as a reserve for potential fines and disgorgement of profits related to the order.

For the third quarter ended September 30, the company loss $860,000, down from $696,000 a year earlier. Revenue for the most recently ended period was $9.2 million, down 12.1 percent from $10.4 million. Brokerage commission revenue dropped to $6.3 million, down 9.1 percent from $6.9 million. Insurance commissions dropped 3.7 percent to $261,000 from $381,000 a year earlier. Advisory fees fell to $1.8 million, down 22.2 percent from $2.3 million.

However, because of the two acquisitions last year, fees from tax preparation and accounting fees rose 6.2 percent to $679,000 from $648,000. Last modified on Sunday, 02 June 2013
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