DALLAS -- Mel Schonhorst devoted 24 years of his life to a career in public finance; he spent the next seven trying to clear his name after being caught up in an El Paso, Texas, corruption scandal that led to convictions of bond industry executives and dozens of local officials.

Though Schonhorst won a multi-million dollar arbitration award from RBC Capital Markets for wrongful termination and defamation, he was unable to get the same FINRA arbitration panel to remove a statement that said he was under investigation.

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