Now on the 28th day of January, 2008, the Commissioner, having reviewed this matter, issues the following findings and order:
On October 4, 2007, Nathan J. Soendker, Chief Registration Counsel for the Securities Division and on behalf of the Enforcement Section of the Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of State (the “Enforcement Section”), submitted a Petition for Order to Cease and Desist and Order to Show Cause Why Civil Penalties and Costs Should Not Be Imposed (the “Petition”) to the Commissioner.
On October 15, 2007, the Commissioner issued an Order to Cease and Desist and to Show Cause Why Civil Penalties and Costs Should Not Be Imposed (the “C&D Order”).
On November 1, 2007, Respondents R.A.M. Development, LLC, Brandon L. Larson and Ray E. Larson, by and through counsel Mark Warren of Inglish & Monaco, P.C., filed Respondents’ Answer to Petition For Order to Cease and Desist and Order to Show Cause Why Civil Penalties and Costs Should Not Be Imposed and Request for Hearing Pursuant to Section 409.6-604(a) RSMo. (the “Answer and Request”). In the Answer and Request, Respondents sought a dismissal of the Petition.
On January 28, 2008, The Enforcement Section, through Mr. Soendker, filed a to Motion to Dismiss Petition and Order to Cease and Desist and Order to Show Cause Why Civil Penalties and Costs Should not be Imposed Against Respondent Brandon L. Larson (the “Motion to Dismiss”).
NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby ORDERED that the Enforcement Section’s Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED, and it is hereby ORDERED that Respondent Brandon L. Larson is DISMISSED from this matter without prejudice, and the findings and conclusions concerning Respondent Brandon L. Larson, and only Respondent Brandon L. Larson, recited in the C&D Order are VACATED.
This Order concerns and is applicable only to Respondent Brandon L. Larson, and does not dismiss any other Respondent in this matter nor vacate any findings or conclusions recited in the C&D Order as to any other Respondent.
The Commissioner, after consideration of the Request and the Motion to Dismiss, finds this Order, pursuant to Section 409.6-604(h), RSMo. (Cum. Supp. 2006), to be in the public interest and in concert with the interest of protecting public investors, and consistent with the provisions of Chapter 409, RSMo.
SECRETARY OF STATE
MATTHEW D. KITZI
COMMISSIONER OF SECURITIES
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that on this 28th day of January, 2008, a copy of the foregoing Order of Dismissal, issued in the above-styled case, was mailed by U.S. Mail to:
Inglish & Monaco, P.C.
237 East High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
ATTORNEY FOR Respondents
R.A.M. DEVELOPMENTS, L.L.C.,
BRANDON L. LARSON, AND RAY
and by hand-delivery to:
Chief Registration Counsel
Enforcement Section, Securities Division
John Hale, Specialist