Gregory N. Peterson, an independent advisor and prominent Republican fundraiser in Utah, had his right to use the CFP mark suspended yesterday, but that's the least of his problems five weeks after being charged with sexually assaulting four women and a fifth woman came forward with similar allegations.
Peterson, 37, according to charging documents filed by the District Attorney for Salt Lake County, is accued of 23 felonies and two misdemeanors that include assault, rape and kidnapping. He remains in jail, trying to arrange bail.
According to the prosecutor's office, Peterson met at least one of the five women he is alleged to have assaulted through activities at church, where he reportedly was was an active member.
Peterson was affiliated with Peterson Wealth Management and SmartStocks.com. He could face life in prison if he is guilty.
Peterson’s FINRA BrokerCheck report indicates he is no longer a registered representative whose license is held by an independent BD, and his Investment Adviser Representative Report shows that he is no longer registered as an IA rep.