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Anthony Vincent Didonna, a stockbroker registered with Equitable Advisors has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Didonna failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2021071227201 (Mar. 17, 2022).

According to FINRA Public Disclosure, FINRA issued Didonna a Notice of Suspension on December 14, 2021, and a Suspension from Association letter on January 7, 2022. The regulator provided Didonna with three months to cooperate with its request or otherwise seek termination of the suspension. Didonna did not cooperate with FINRA’s deadline, resulting in an automatic bar on March 17, 2022.

FINRA Public Disclosure also shows that on April 28, 2021, a customer filed an investment related complaint involving Didonna’s conduct in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Didonna made unauthorized transfers from the customer’s account and forged the customer’s signature when Didonna was associated with Equitable Advisors LLC.

Anthony Didonna was associated with Equitable Advisors LLC in Woodbury, NY, as a stockbroker from October of 2020 to April of 2021. On April 27, 2021, Equitable Advisors LLC discharged Didonna based upon allegations that Didonna misappropriated a customer’s funds.