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                                                              STATE OF MAINE

                                                        OFFICE OF SECURITIES

                                                    121 STATE HOUSE STATION

                                                       AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333

 

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IN THE MATTER OF:                                   )

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Drake Asset Management, Inc.                   )

(CRD #118687) and                                     )                       CONSENT AGREEMENT

David R. Lidstone                                         )

(CRD #1325528)                                          )                              No. 04-087-CAG

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            This Agreement is entered into by the State of Maine Office of Securities ("Securities"), Drake Asset Management, Inc. (CRD # 118687), an investment adviser company with a principal place of business at 232 Center Street, Unit D, Auburn, Maine 04210, and David R. Lidstone (CRD # 1325528), an investment adviser representative affiliated with Drake Asset Management, Inc.

 

            WHEREAS, the parties agree as follows:

 

1.                  Pursuant to 32 M.R.S.A. § 10303(1), a person may not act in Maine as an investment adviser representative unless licensed or exempt from licensing under the Revised Maine Securities Act;

 

2.                  Pursuant to 32 M.R.S.A. § 10303(3) it is unlawful for an investment adviser licensed or required to be licensed under the Revised Maine Securities Act to employ or contract with an individual as a representative of the investment adviser in Maine unless the individual is licensed;

 

3.                  Securities has reviewed David R. Lidstone’s licensing record and has found that he has never held an investment adviser representative’s license in Maine;

 

4.                  It is Securities’ position that David R. Lidstone has acted as an investment adviser representative in Maine without being licensed or exempt from licensing; and

 

5.                  All parties desire an expeditious resolution of this matter.

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, without trial or adjudication of any issue of fact or law, and without Drake Asset Management, Inc. or David R. Lidstone admitting or denying that their conduct violated the Revised Maine Securities Act, it is agreed that:

 

            Drake Asset Management, Inc. and David R. Lidstone will comply with all licensing and other legal requirements governing persons acting as investment advisers and investment adviser representatives in the State of Maine at all times from the date hereof;

 

            In lieu of Securities seeking the imposition of a penalty for the allegations contained herein, Drake Asset Management, Inc. and David R. Lidstone will pay the sum of $1,500.00 to Securities upon Drake Asset Management, Inc.’s and David R. Lidstone’s execution of this Agreement; and

 

            Securities will not take further action against Drake Asset Management, Inc. or David R. Lidstone based upon the unlicensed status of David R. Lidstone during the period preceding and including the date of execution of the Agreement.

 

 

                                                                        Drake Asset Management, Inc.

                                                                        By:

                                   

April 5, 2004                                                  /s/ David R. Lidstone

Date                                                                Signature

 

                                                                        David R. Lidstone

(printed name)

 

                                                                        Its President

 

 

April 5, 2004                                                  /s/ David R. Lidstone

Date                                                                David R. Lidstone

 

 

April 5, 2004                                                  /s/ Christine A. Bruenn

Date                                                                Christine A. Bruenn

                                                                        Securities Administrator


Reviewed by:

 

April 7, 2004                                                  /s/ Christina V. Breen

Date                                                                Christina V. Breen

                                                                        Assistant Securities Administrator

 

Submitted by:

 

April 6, 2004                                                  /s/ Christian D. Van Dyck

Date                                                                Christian D. Van Dyck

                                                                        Investigator/Examiner