DOB: News Bulletin 1926 - January 19, 2001

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 1926
Week Ending January 19, 2001

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications. Any observations you may have are solicited. Any comments should be in writing to John P. Burke, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail to Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.

East Haven Man Permanently Barred from Securities Business

On January 18, 2001, the Banking Commissioner entered a Consent Order with respect to Harvey T. Gilkerson of East Haven, Connecticut. The Consent Order claimed that from June 1998 to March 1999, the respondent sold unregistered, non-exempt securities of BFW Enterprises in violation of the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act and that BFW Enterprises was a commodity pool that Gilkerson promoted in an on-line chat room.

The Consent Order permanently barred Gilkerson from effecting securities transactions in Connecticut and from transacting business in Connecticut as a broker-dealer, investment adviser, broker-dealer agent, agent of issuer and investment adviser agent as well as from effecting purchases or sales of business opportunities. In addition, the Consent Order ordered Gilkerson to cease and desist from regulatory violations.

Dated: Tuesday, January 23, 2001

John P. Burke
Banking Commissioner