CHRIS BRUMMER AKA DR. BRATWURST VICTIM, TALMAN HARRIS, ON THE ROAD TO VINDICATION
So you may not remember. But back in 2014, a soft-spoken African-American investment broker, Talman Harris, found himself wrongfully barred from FINRA membership. The father of two was outraged and has been ever since. But there just may be some light at the end of the tunnel that Dr. Bratwurst Chris Brummer trapped Harris in. The FINRA NAC hearing panel that bared Harris was set up by Brummer. But now, finally, Talman Harris just may be on the road to full vindication. So what happened? Well, the gears of justice can sometimes grind maddeningly slow. But grind they do. And the truth seems to finally seems to be emerging into the light. But it’s important to remember that Harris would never have become a legal and professional victim without the fraudulent efforts of Chris Brummer.
CHRIS BRUMMER PUT INNOCENT TALMAN HARRIS INTO FINRA NAC MEAT GRINDER OF LEGAL JEOPARDY
But even more? We have to remember that Brummer’s FINRA NAC ruling against Harris was quickly rubber-stamped by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But how did that happen and so quickly? Because Brummer’s wife, Rachel Loko Brummer, was an SEC bureaucrat! And let us not also forget that she was Brummer’s former student, as well. And yes, this whole scenario really was, and remains, just that dirty. One industry expert said at the time, “FINRA NAC is a rigged panel for brokers to fail. FINRA NAC rules in favor of FINRA 100% of the time. You have a greater chance of being hit by a truck while sitting in your bedroom than winning a FINRA NAC case.”
US SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SECRETARY VACATES GUILTY RULINGS
So what has changed? Well, the courts finally sifting through the detritus and finding the gold nuggets of truth. On October 30th, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Secretary, Vanessa A. Countryman, issued an order remanding the initial rulings against Talman Harris vacated, sending the matter to the ALJ. So what does this mean? It means Talman Harris should be on his way to a clear name and formal vindication of the spurious charges orchestrated by Chris Brummer and FINRA NAC. But let’s be clear. It’s about damn time. There’s more to come. But will Brummer ever come clean?