Joseph Victor Alhadeff of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $129,524.00 in damages based upon allegations that Alhadeff breached his fiduciary duties, and was otherwise negligent, in connection with the recommendation and…

Jeffrey Scott Anderson of Bloomington, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities,  has been  barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Anderson misappropriated or converted a customer’s funds. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2020067888701 (Aug. 2, 2021). Anderson was also subsequently barred by as a stockbroker in the Illinois…

Vincent Keith Annable of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Center Street Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $600,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Annable made unsuitable investment recommendations and overconcentrated the customer’s account in alternative…

Alan Zelig Appelbaum of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $280,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Appelbaum made unsuitable investment recommendations and engaged in other misconduct in connection…

Troy Robert Baily of Omaha, Nebraska, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on March 3, 2021 for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Baily engaged in fraud in connection with the recommendation and sale of Future Income Payments LLC…

James Baroutas of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with B. Riley Wealth Management, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Baroutas engaged in unauthorized trading and other misconduct in connection with…

Mark Bedros Beloyan of Davie, Florida, the president and chief compliance officer of  Tradespot Markets Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Beloyan based upon allegations that Beloyan facilitated the sale of unregistered securities and failed to supervise the…

Kenneth William Biebel of Westport, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Biebel made unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of private…

John Richard Boatright of Duluth, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Boatright failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information in connection with the investigation of Boatright’s sales practices.  FINRA Enforcement No. 2021071440501 (Jan. 18,…

Debra Collura Bourne (also known as Debra Anne Bourne) of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with National Securities Corp. was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $325,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Bourne engaged in unauthorized trading and…

Michael Allan Bressman of Chatham, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with FCG Advisors LLC  has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative because Bressman committed fraud. SEC Civil Action No.1:18-cv-11925-WGY 1:18-cv-11925-WGY (Sept. 2, 2021). Bressman engaged in a cherry-picking scheme between January 2012 to February 2018…

Frank Briseno of Metairie, Louisiana, a stockbroker registered with FSC Securities Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled on July 21, 2020 for $3,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Briseno made unsuitable recommendations concerning the sale of variable annuities and real estate securities during the course of…

Frederick Lanfear Browne of Radnor, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC has been discharged by the securities broker dealer based upon allegations that Browne engaged in authorized trading by effecting trades in customer accounts without their prior authorization. This is not the first time that Browne has been terminated by a securities…

Peter Charlton Budd (also known as Jay Budd) of Morristown, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Benjamin F. Edwards Company Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Budd failed to pay a $240,000 arbitration award obtained against him by his former…

Eric Peter Burton of Orland Park, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, has been suspended for three months by Florida Department of Financial Services based upon allegations that Burton received a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) suspension. Case No. 294028-22-AG (Apr. 15, 2022). On June 21, 2021, Burton was fined $5,000.00 and suspended…

Wynston Hill Capital LLC was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $476,676.85 in damages. The Statement of Claim alleges unsuitable recommendations, the overconcentration of the customer’s account, unauthorized trading, fraud, and failure to supervise in connection with the sale…

Wenjinn James Chang of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker registered with Independent Financial Group LLC was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $85,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Chang made unsuitable recommendations and overconcentrated the customer’s account in real estate securities…

Julie Lan Cohen of Camarillo, California, a stockbroker registered with Mutual Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Cohen breached her  fiduciary duties, was negligent, and made misrepresentation and omissions, in violation of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Gerald Thomas Coyne (also known as JT Coyne) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with CUSO Financial Services L.P., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $181,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Coyne made misrepresentations relating to the recommendation and…

Michael Joseph Distler (also known as Mike Distler), of Crystal City, Missouri, a stockbroker registered with National Planning Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $7,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Distler made unsuitable recommendations, breached a fiduciary duty,…

Jonathan Eric Ellefson (also known as Jon Ellefson) of Harker Heights, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Intervest International Equities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $373,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ellefson breached his fiduciary duties, effected…

Timothy Jay Fazzone (also known as TJ Fazzone), of Dublin, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Fazzone converted a customer’s funds.  FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2019064698601 (Aug. 2, 2022). According to the AWC, in June 2018,…

Joseph Michael Giordano (also known as Joe Giordano) of Melville, New York, a principal registered with Aegis Capital Corp. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for six months based upon allegations that Giordano failed to supervise.  FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2016051704306 (Nov….

Bradley Allen Goodbred of Roselle, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $1,225,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Goodbred caused her to execute a document appointing representative as her power of…

Daniel Richard Hajduk of Mount Prospect, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Coordinated Capital Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Hajduk failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Case No. 2021069375801 (Sept. 26, 2022). According to…

Joshua Nathan Helmle of Monterey Park, California, a stockbroker and Chief Compliance Officer of Integrity Brokerage Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $489,862.00 in damages based upon allegations that Helmle failed to supervise  the customer relating to…

Timothy Patrick Higgins (also known as Tim Higgins), of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement decision where he was permanently barred when he failed to testify in connection with a FINRA investigation of is conduct. FINRA Enforcement Action…

Tobin Carl Hoffmann of Lincoln, Nebraska, a stockbroker registered with Ameritas Investment Company LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Hoffmann made misrepresentations with regard to the recommendation and sale of alternative…

John C. Howley (also known as Jack C. Howley) of Rumson, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Park Avenue Securities has been fined $85,000.00 by New Jersey Bureau of Securities based upon allegations that Howley recommended unregistered securities. (Dec. 29, 2021).   According to the Revocation Order: From at least 2016 through 2018 (“Relevant Period”),…

Solomon Wei-En Hua of West Covina, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for one year based upon allegations that Hua made unsuitable investment recommendations to his customers. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2018058988301…

Lisa Maria Idlett of Carteret, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for six months based upon allegations that Idlett failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible…

Donnie Eugene Ingram of Winter Haven, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., and Centaurus Financial are the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement action in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Ingram based upon allegations that Ingram made unsuitable recommendations, and that Centaurus Financial failed to reasonably supervise…

Miche D. Jean of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for two months based upon allegations that Jean engaged in unauthorized trading in his customer accounts. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2020068648601 (Sept. 26, 2022)….

Raymond Ellis Jennison of Dallas, Texas, the former Chief Executive Officer of  First Canterbury Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Jennison failed to testify when FINRA investigated Jennison and the firm for possible violations of FINRA rules. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2020065342802…

Ivar Norman Jones Jr., of San Ramon, California, a stockbroker registered with Ameritas Investment Company LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on June 1, 2022 for $28,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Jones committed sales practice violations relating to the recommendation of a outside third-party account…

Jenna Kang (also known as Jihye Kang) of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker registered with AXA Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on December 17, 2020 to resolve allegations that Kang forged the customer’s signature and committed other sales practice violations in connection with the sale…

Neil Kevin Klein of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. wasis the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Klein made unsuitable recommendations regarding the sale of annuities during his…

Cynthia Komarek (also known as Cynthia Ann Brown), of Barrington, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Komarek failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated Komarek’s referral of customers to an unapproved investment…

Nickolay V. Kukekov of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for thirty days based upon allegations that Kukekov engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2021071205501…

Suresh V. Kumar of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with T3 Trading Group LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Kumar engaged in private securities transactions. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) Case No. 2020066434701 (May 23, 2022). According to the Order, during the time…

Robert A. Lax of Paramus, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Park Avenue Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Lax failed to provide information and documents to FINRA in connection with the investigation of Lax’s outside business activities. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No….

Charles Frederik Lek of Weston, Connecticut, the owner of Lek Securities Corp., is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement action in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Lek based upon allegations that Lek failed to comply with an prior Order in connection with the sale of microcap securities.  FINRA Enforcement…

Anthony Baker Liddle (also known as Tony Liddle) of Wausau, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with Western International Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration filed on August 26, 2022 seeking  $1,755,189.31 in damages based upon allegations that Liddle stole or converted the customer’s funds during Liddle’s association with…

John Michael Lopinto of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for nine months based upon allegations that Lopinto engaged in the excessive and unauthorized trading of his customer accounts.  FINRA…

Benjamin Benoit Lowder Jr. (also known as Ben Lowder), of Charlotte, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with MSI Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action that was settled for $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Lowder engaged in selling away and fraud in connection with the sale…

Steven S. Maher Sr. of Oradell, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Next Financial Group Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action that was settled for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Maher breached a contract, made misrepresentations, was negligent, and breached his fiduciary duties in connection with the …

Peter David Maller of Hunt Valley, Maryland, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors was is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that settled for $115,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Maller made the unsuitable recommendation and sale of variable annuities and real estate…

Anthony Dennis Massara of Gilbert, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC has been terminated based upon allegations that Massara violated company policy relating to customer signatures. This is not the first time that Massara has been terminated by a securities broker dealer concerning his conduct in the securities industry. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Keith Howard Medeck of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with National Securities Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $75,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Medeck made unsuitable recommendations concerning the sale of private placements when Medeck…

Steven Ronald Morgan of Roseville, California, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on December 28, 2021 in which the customer requested $38,658.06 in damages based upon allegations that Morgan made unsuitable recommendations in connection with the sale of variable annuities when Morgan was associated…

Andrew Muncy of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on December 13, 2021 in which the customer requested $11,258.14 in damages based upon allegations that Muncy made misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation to sell certain securities.  The securities evidently…

Michael Joseph Muratore of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Benchmark Investments Inc., has been barred by the Maryland Securities Division following the failure to respond to an Order to Show Cause. Case No. 202100173 (May 17, 2022). This is not the first time that Muratore has been the subject of a regulatory action…

Dennis Masaaki Nakamura, of Moraga, California, a stockbroker registered with McNally Financial Services Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $165,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Nakamura made unsuitable investment recommendations to his customers during the period of his…

Tuan Anh Ngo (also known as Toon Ngo) of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker registered with VFG Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ngo failed to supervise certain registered representatives in…

Joshua David Nicholas (also known as Josh Nicholas), of Stuart, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Nicholas converted a customer’s funds and engaged in private securities transactions. Case No. 2020067572701 (Jan. 24, 2022)….

Katherine Greer Nishnic (also known as Katherine Greer Martinson and Katherine Diane Nishnic), of Lexington, South Carolina, a stockbroker registered with J.P. Turner Company LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $14,750.00 in damages based upon allegations that Nishnic made…

Louis Maurice Olave of Burlington, Vermont, a stockbroker registered with Questar Capital Corporation has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months by Vermont Department of Financial Regulation based upon allegations that Olave engaged in private securities transactions or “selling away.” Case No. 21-007-S (Apr. 30, 2021). This is not the first time that Olave has been…

Blakely Chapman Page of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Spouting Rock Capital Advisors LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for six months based upon allegations that Page made misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation of a hedge fund.  FINRA…

Joseph Lawrence Peggs (also known as Larry Peggs), of Seminole, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil suit which was settled for $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Peggs failed to follow the customer’s intentions concerning beneficiary designations on annuities. Civil Action…

Nathan Marek Plumb of Madison, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for four months based upon allegations that Plumb engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. Case No. 2020068210301 (Sept. 30, 2022). According…

Marcelo Javier Poliak of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 10, 2017 in which the customer requested $27,427.95 in damages based upon allegations that Poliak made omissions and misstatements of material fact in connection with the recommendation and sale…

Dirk David Rabenold (also known as Dirk David Raenold), of Williamsville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Next Financial Group Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim seeking damages resulting from the fraudulent conversion of customer funds by a third party. FINRA Arbitration No….

William Perry Randall of Rockford, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on March 10, 2021 based upon allegations that  Randall breached his fiduciary duties,  and failed to supervise the sale of the FS Energy & Power Fund during his asssociation…

Richard Alyn Rappaport (also known as Rick Rappaport) of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Westpark Capital Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim which was settled for $1,050,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rappaport failed to supervise the sale of…

Hillard Charles Rest of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker registered with JRL Capital Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Rest breached his fiduciary duties, made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, in violation…

Walter James Reyna of McAllen, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Reyna made unsuitable recommendations relating to the sale of oil and gas…

Ross L. Anderson of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, a stockbroker registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $85,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ross Anderson made unsuitable investment recommendations with regard to the sale of…

Praxedes Russi of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $15,974.00 in damages based upon allegations that Russi churned the customer’s account, charged the customer excessive commissions, made unauthorized…

John Joseph Santariello of Coram, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Santariello failed to pay a FINRA arbitration customer award against him for more than $420,000. FINRA Arbitration No. 19-02196 (Jan. 10,…

Nicholas James Schiano of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $350,343.10 in damages based upon allegations that Schiano churned the customer’s account, made unsuitable investment recommendations, breached…

William Charles Schumann of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker registered with H. Beck Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $87,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Schumann made unsuitable investment recommendations and failed to perform due diligence in connection with…

Manish Hemant Shah, of Princeton, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 3, 2019 in which the customer requested $145,865.95 in damages based upon allegations that Shah made misrepresentations, defrauded the customer, and converted the customer’s funds in connection…

Daniel Jay Sherman, of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $17,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Sherman made unsuitable recommendations of certain common stocks and preferred…

Yvonne Lara Silguero of McAllen, Texas, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Silguero was negligent, made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, breached her fiduciary duties, and was unsupervised, in…

Philip Norris Smith of Woodland Hills, California, a stockbroker registered with Equitable Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on September 20, 2022 in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Smith made misrepresentations relating to the recommendation and sale of variable annuities when Smith was associated…

Daniel M. Soliman, of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Traderfield Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that settled for $24,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Soliman made misrepresentations relating to the recommendation and sale of equity-over-the-counter equities, common…

Michael Brandon Stalcup, of Little Rock, Arkansas, an investment advisor representative with Magann Capital Corp, is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Arkansas Securities Department in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Stalcup based upon allegations that Stalcup made unsuitable recommendations of inverse or leveraged ETFs. (Feb. 11, 2022). Financial Industry Regulatory…

Dudley Franklin Stephens (also known as Stephen Franklin Dudley), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Coastal Equities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based based upon the findings that Stephens failed to pay a FINRA arbitration award entered against him by…

Polly Marie Stoecklein (also known as Polly Marie Ison), of Manhattan, Kansas, a stockbroker registered with Independent Advisor Alliance, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 31, 2022 in which the customer requested $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Stoecklein made unsuitable recommendations in connection with the sale of…

Joseph Paul Todaro, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $194,599.73 in damages based upon allegations that Todaro engaged in excessive trading,  charged the customer excessive commissions, and engaged in…

John Charles Vasu, of Brandon, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 12, 2021 in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Vasu made misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation and sale of variable annuities when Vasu was…

Ronald Robert Walchack (also known as Ron Walchack), of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Walchack failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Case No. 2021072021501 (Sept….

Joseph John Weinrich, of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker registered with Moloney Securities Co. Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for thirty days based upon allegations that Weinrich failed to make regulatory disclosures. Case No. 2018058611601 (Feb. 1, 2022). According to…

Vincent Maley Weir, of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Weir made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of direct investments…

Robert Steven Weissbein (also known as Bob Weissbein), of Plantation, Florida, a stockbroker registered with First Allied Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $35,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Weissbein made unsuitable recommendations, breached his fiduciary duties,…

Corey Andrew White, of Pasadena, California, a stockbroker registered with Western International Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $2,760,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that White failed to supervise relating to the recommendation and sale of options when…

Kyle Zachary Wittgren, of Frisco, Texas, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities LLC has been denied securities licensure in Minnesota based upon allegations that Wittgren made misrepresentations and forged a customer’s signature. Case No. 8453GA6M (Jan. 28, 2022). This is not the first time that Wittgren has been the subject of a regulatory action concerning…

Cheryl Lynn Young (also known as Cheryl Lynn Sitze), of Incline Village, Nevada, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 3, 2022 in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Young made unsuitable recommendations with respect to the purchase of a…

Miaojun Yuan, of City of Industry, California, a stockbroker registered with Questar Capital Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $140,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Yuan made unsuitable recommendations and misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation and sale…

Donald Angelo Durando of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with PHX Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $230,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Durando made unsuitable transactions in connection with the recommendation and sale of options when Durando was…

Chris S. Stocks of Paradise Valley, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley DW Inc., has been discharged as a stockbroker on November 11, 2021, based upon allegations that Stocks engaged in outside activities pertaining to a hotel investment involving customers of the securities broker dealer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure shows that…

Joseph Scott Audia of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity because he failed to supervise a stockbroker who engaged in unsuitable and excessive transactions. Letter of Acceptance,…

Charles Abad Santos Bonilla of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Bonilla made unsuitable recommendations and material misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation and sale…

Sebastian Wyczawski of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he executed excessive and unsuitable transactions during the time that he was associated with Joseph Stone Capital…

Bernard Joseph Audet of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker currently registered with MML Investors Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $8,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Audet made misrepresentations and breached a fiduciary duty in connection with the recommendation and sale…

Jordan Palmer John of Omaha, Nebraska, a stockbroker formerly registered with TD Ameritrade Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against John based upon allegations that John failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Department of Enforcement v. Jordan Palmer…

Edmund Paul Murphy of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Robert W. Baird Co. Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on October 22, 2021, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Murphy made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of mutual funds when Murphy…

Daniel Pita of Southwest Ranches, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC, is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Pita based upon allegations that Pita failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. FINRA Case No. 2021071965401 (Aug. 18,…

Douglas Jarrett Rosenberg of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because of his excessive and unsuitable trading during the time that he was associated with Joseph Stone Capital. 2019063821605 (December…

Charles Thomas Stevens of St. Augustine, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with D.H. Hill Securities LLLP, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $12,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Stevens breached a contract, breached a fiduciary duty, acted negligently, and defrauded the customer with…

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