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JOHN D. CROOKS
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I. PRELIMINARY STATEMENT
WHEREAS, Section 36b-15(a) of the Act provides, in pertinent part, that “[t]he commissioner may, by order . . . revoke . . . any registration . . . if the commissioner finds that (1) the order is in the public interest, and (2) the . . . registrant . . . (C) has been convicted, within the past ten years, of . . . any felony, provided any . . . revocation of such registration shall be in accordance with the provisions of section 46a 80”;
WHEREAS, Section 36b-31(a) of the Act provides, in pertinent part, that “[t]he commissioner may from time to time make . . . such . . . orders as are necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 36b-2 to 36b-33, inclusive”;
WHEREAS, the Commissioner alleged in the Notice that Respondent was convicted of a felony, which forms a basis for the revocation of Respondent’s registration as an agent in Connecticut pursuant to Section 36b-15(a)(2)(C) of the Act;
II. FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
The Commissioner finds that the facts as set forth in paragraphs 4 through 9, inclusive, of the Notice shall constitute findings of fact within the meaning of Section 4-180(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes; and that the statutory basis for the revocation of registration as an agent in Connecticut and the conclusions set forth in paragraphs 10 and 11 of the Notice shall constitute conclusions of law within the meaning of Section 4-180(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 36a-1-52 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. 2.
The Commissioner finds that this action is necessary and appropriate in the public interest and for the protection of investors and consistent with the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of Sections 36b-2 to 36b-33, inclusive, of the Act. 3.
The Commissioner finds that the Notice was given in compliance with Section 36b-15(f) of the Act and Sections 4-177 and 4-182(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Having read the record, I HEREBY ORDER, pursuant to Sections 36b-15 of the Act, that:
|1.||The registration of John D. Crooks as an agent in Connecticut is hereby REVOKED; and|
|2.||This Order shall become effective when mailed.|
Howard F. Pitkin
Dated at Hartford, Connecticut,
this 15th day of May 2009.
This Order was sent by certified
mail, return receipt requested, to
Respondent on May 18, 2009.
John D. Crooks
26 Canterbury Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Certified Mail No. 7007 2680 0001 3136 7405