Complaint / review text:
Mr. Mark Andrew Sibert established himself as part owner in a Ghana Gold Mine offer to pay high interest rates as much as five percent (%) on investment. He has taken trust money latter to state the government will not permit money to leave the country. He never indicates where or when he did with the money only to promise big returns as an expert investment officer.
Continues to act in the same manner that barred hm form his employer.
Mark Andrew Sibert, formerly with Uvest Financial Services Group, Inc.in San Diego, CA, was barred from association with
any FINRA member in connection with findings that he engaged in private securities transactions without approval from Uvest and solicited his firm's customers to invest in his company, which was supposed to raise money to invest in real estate and gold-mining.
Sibert failed to provide written notice to, and receive written approval from, his member firm for his participation in private securities transactions, and lied to his firm about his activities in these transactions. Siberts firm prohibited its registered representatives from participating in any manner in the sale of any security, registered or unregistered, not processed through the firm, without prior written approval, but Sibert solicited his firms customers and potential customers to invest in his company, which was purportedly raising monies to invest in real estate developments and gold-mining operations. Some
of these individuals invested over $1 million with Siberts company and some invested over $800,000 in promissory notes.
Sibert signed an annual compliance questionnaire falsely stating that he was not engaging in private securities transactions. Sibert failed to fully respond to FINRA requests for information and documents, and failed to respond to a FINRA request to appear for testimony.
Mark Andrew Sibert: Barred