STATE OF ARKANSAS

SECURITIES DEPARTMENT

 

IN THE MATTER OF ORDER FOR IMMEDIATE
PRODUCTION OF RECORDS
PURSUANT TO ARK. CODE
ANN. 23-42-205
ARGENT SECURITIES, INC. ORDER NO. 98-044-S

I.

    The Commissioner is authorized by Ark. Code Ann. 23-42-205(a) (Repl. 1994) to conduct any investigation he deems necessary within or outside the state of Arkansas to aid in the enforcement of the Arkansas Securities Act (the "Act") or the Rules of the Arkansas Securities Commissioner (the "Rules"). Rule 306.01(B) of the Rules of the Arkansas Securities Commissioner requires every broker-dealer to make and keep true, accurate and current records and books. Pursuant to this Rule, these records must be kept in an easily accessible place and in the case of records kept in a form other than hard copy form must be immediately reproducible in hard copy form.

II.

    Chief Examiner Ethel Rossi will be conducting an on-site examination of Argent Securities, Inc., at its main office in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning on Monday, February 23, 1998.

    IT IS THEREFORE THE ORDER OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSIONER OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 23-42-205 that Argent Securities, Inc., make any records requested IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE to Chief Examiner Rossi during the on-site examination of the offices of Argent Securities, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning on February 23, 1998.

    WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL this 20th day of February, 1998.

 

MAC DODSON
SECURITIES COMMISSIONER