On July 28, 2022, Aegis Captial Corp agreed to settle with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission an Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 15(b) and 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Section 203(e) of the Investment Advisers Act…

John Dennis Lowry of New York, New York, the owner of Spartan Capital Securities LLC, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages because Lowry allegedly breached a fiduciary duty and had recommended unsuitable investments while he was registered with Spartan Capital Securities. Financial…

David Gene Menashe of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Allied Millennial Partners LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he refused to comply with FINRA when he was under investigation for excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Roy Daniel Budd of Little Falls, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $53,000.00 in damages because Budd allegedly made unsuitable investment recommendations for the customer’s managed account at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in April of 2019….

Rosemary Teresa Vrablic of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for allegedly refusing to respond to FINRA inquiry into her activities. Case No. 2021070117201 (October 18, 2021). FINRA Public Disclosure shows that…

Adam Ray Melville of Sherman Oaks, California, a stockbroker currently registered with Hilltop Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 13, 2020, in which the customer requested $35,000.00 in damages because Melville allegedly made unauthorized trades involving municipal bonds during the time that he was associated with…

Christopher William Porter of Yalesville, Connecticut, a stockbroker currently registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested approximately $100,000.00 in damages because Porter allegedly provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning alternative investments including GPB Automotive when Porter was associated…

Robin Lee Taliaferro of Solvang, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Boustead Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of Taliaferro’s sales practice violations at Boustead Securities as well as Sutter Securities Incorporated…

Michael Joseph Sievert (also known as Mike Sievert) of Jacksonville, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Triad Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Sievert made unsuitable recommendations in connection with real estate security transactions while he…

Michael Burton Ohlemacher of Maumee, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with WS Brokerage Services Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Ohlemacher engaged in outside business activities during the time that he was associated with WS Brokerage Services….

Juan Guillermo Herrans Barreras of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $70,000.00 in damages because Barreras allegedly made misrepresentations and unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of mutual funds during the period that…

Michael J. Haffling of Orland Park, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was resolved for $13,803.26 in damages because of the alleged recommendation and sale of illiquid, risky alternative investments for the customer’s individual retirement accounts at Kalos Capital….

Ronald Terrence Molo of Joliet, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with stealing approximately $800,000.00 from customers, at least one of which included an Edward Jones customer. SEC v. Ronald T. Molo, Civil Action No. 21-cv-06286 (November 23, 2021). According to SEC’s Complaint, between…

Jack Lewis Jones (also known as JJ Jones) of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with Triad Advisors, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages because Jones allegedly provided unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer regarding a private placement when Jones was…

Stephen Gregory Whitman (also known as Steve Whitman) of Chesterfield, Montana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Whitman failed to cooperate with an investigation into allegations of his sales practice violations as alleged in customer complaints….

Herbert Lee Weith IV of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for failing to respond to a request for information. FINRA Case No. 2019064197601 (January 10, 2022). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, Weith…

Gerald Roger Dewes of East Amherst, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cadaret Grant Co. Inc., was referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $58,000.00 in damages on September 3, 2021, based upon allegations that Dewes breached a fiduciary duty and defrauded the customer in connection with Dewes’ recommendations…

William Sideny Friedman of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pinnacle Investments, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Friedman breached a fiduciary duty and made unauthorized trades when he was registered with Pinnacle Investments, Woodstock…

Franz Helmut Lambert II of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management 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 effected unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s Worden Capital Management account. Letter…

Maziar Monshi (also known as Mazi Monshi) of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer requested $600,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Monshi made unsuitable, excessive, and unauthorized over-the-counter equities transactions. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Timothy Charles Williams of Tucson, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for allegedly failing to comply with a FINRA inquiry. Case No. 2020067985001 (November 15, 2021). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, FINRA sought information from Williams in…

Stephen James Sullivan of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $30,000.00 in damages because Sullivan allegedly made unauthorized, unsuitable, and excessive securities transactions in the customer’s Newbridge Securities Corporation account. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Tina Michele Bryant (also known as Tina Bryant Cooper and as Tina Rowland Bryant) of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Truist Investment Services Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 5, 2021, in which the customer requested $21,330.03 in damages because Bryant allegedly failed to follow…

Daniel L. Bicket (also known as Dan Bicket) of Reinbeck, Iowa, a stockbroker formerly registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he refused to cooperate with FINRA investigators regarding his indexed annuity sales and outside business activities. Letter of…

Thomas Duggan of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, was referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $7,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that Duggan made excessive and unauthorized trades while he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Christopher Neil Watkins of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on June 2, 2022, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that Watkins provided unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of alternative investments, including business development company…

Patrick Reid Murray of Sandusky, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one month from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he engaged in outside business activities while registered with UBS Financial Services. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

Dennis Shane McMillan (also known as Shane McMillan) of Englewood, Colorado, a stockbroker currently registered with Arete Wealth Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $190,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that McMillan provided unsuitable investment advice to the customer between 2016…

Peter Joseph Mirenda of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mirenda made unauthorized, unsuitable, and excessive trades concerning common and preferred stock during the…

Jeremy W. Fortner of Beverly Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Fortner failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2021072176101 (March 3, 2022). FINRA Public Disclosure shows that on December…

David Charles Turetzky of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $390,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Turetzky failed to supervise a stockbroker’s management of investment accounts at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Financial Industry…

Hugh Ordway Barndollar (also known as Hobby Barndollar) of Land O’Lakes, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Crown Capital Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $36,000.00 in damages because Barndollar allegedly misrepresented and omitted information in connection with the sale of non-traded real estate…

Thomas Michael Hallberg (also known as Tom Hallberg) of Forest Lake, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Hallberg’s unauthorized trading in a customer’s account when he was registered with Edward…

Andrew Raymond Scheirer (also known as Andy Haas) of Lake Mary, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kovack Securities and Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, was referenced in a customer initiated FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $17,500.00 in damages based upon on the allegations that Kovack failed to supervise and that Scheirer made…

Kenneth Andrews Welsh of Fairfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,857,001.59 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable indexed annuity contracts for the customer when Welsh was associated with Wells Fargo Advisors. Financial…

McDonald Partners LLC, a securities broker-dealer headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has been censured and fined $100,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based in part on findings that McDonald Partners failed to perform due diligence concerning private placement offerings, including failing to disclose to investors the risks relating to the offerings. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Xiangyu Yu Zhang (also known as Sean Zhang) of Arcadia, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Investment Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested up to $99,999.99 in damages founded on allegations that Zhang provided unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning …

James Kenneth Couture of Worcester, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was settled for $270,179.42 in damages on May 19, 2022, supported by accusations of misappropriation of the customer’s funds by Couture while he was registered with LPL Financial. FINRA Public…

National Securities Corporation, a securities broker-dealer headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, has been censured and fined $3,600,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based in part on National Securities Corporation’s negligent omissions relating to GPB Capital Holdings and its failure to supervise the recommendation of non-traded real estate investment trusts (non-traded REITs) to customers. Letter…

Jason Paul Collichio of Carle Place, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $20,000.00 in damages alleging that Collichio made unsuitable recommendations to the customer inconnection with the recommendation and sale of certain common stocks…

James Travis Flynn (also known as Jim Flynn) of Greenville, South Carolina is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customers seek $1,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Flynn made misrepresentations ccncerning investments made in a business development company and real estate investment trust by Flynn while…

Neil Walter Koch of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with American Enterprise Investment Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Koch refused to give documents and information to FINRA during an investigation into the circumstances of Koch’s employment termination…

Daniel Todd Lerner of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages for  breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, and unsuitable trades when Lerner was associated with David Lerner Associates. Financial…

Michael Francis Shillin of Altoona, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with AGP (Alliance Global Partners), has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or an investment advisor and barred from associating with those institutions, according to an SEC Order containing findings of Shillin misrepresenting information to investors and misleading them…

James A. Parrelly (also known as Jim Anthony Parrelly) of Dearborn, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Investment Planners Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Parrelly’s refusal to comply with a FINRA investigation concerning his potential unauthorized communications relating to…

Mark Fallon Kregor of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker formerly registered with Robert W. Baird Co. Incorporated, has been permitted to resign as a stockbroker on July 15, 2021, following a disciplinary action brought by Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions. Kregor was fined $32,000.00 and suspended by the Kentucky regulator from doing securities business in the…

Kevin Charles Fretz of South Windsor, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $55,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Fretz made the unsuitable recommendation of certain non-traded real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) while he was…

William Edward Torriente (also known as Ed Torriente and as Eddy Torriente) of Phoenix, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Comerica Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Torriente failing to cooperate with FINRA investigators concerning allegations of Torriente’s unauthorized…

Charles Scott Burford (also known as Scott Burford), a stockbroker formerly registered with Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers’ Hearing Panel Decision containing findings of Burford’s unauthorized transactions in…

David Michael Karandos of Indianapolis, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Karandos failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of Karandos’ unsuitable recommendations in the account of a Dinosaur…

Gary Begnaud of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith, is identified in a  FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer seeks unknown compensatory damages based upon the alleged unauthorized trading of mutual funds some two years earlier in 2020 while Begnaud was associated with Merrill Lynch….

Lawrence John Fawcett (also known as Larry Fawcett Jr.) of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Westpark Capital and Salomon Whitney Financial, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member supported by allegations that Lawrence failed to pay an arbitration award to an investor. FINRA Public Disclosure  …

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Bice) of Greensboro, North Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 9, 2022, where the customer sought $7,600.00 in damages based upon accusations of Bice’s unsuitable investment recommendations concerning structured notes while he was…

Ramiro Luis Colon (also known as Ramiro Luis Colon Ortiz III) of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 30 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Colon discussed securities business with customers through…

Heather Peterson Weber (also known as Heather Adrienne Weber) of Clearwater, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $125,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Weber made misrepresentations and provided unsuitable investment recommendations during…

William Anthony Shopoff (also known as Bill Shopoff) of Irvine, California, a stockbroker currently registered with Shopoff Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in the District Court of the State of Nevada in which the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by allegations including omissions and misstatements relating to…

Anthony Baker Liddle (also known as Tony B. Liddle) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Landolt Securities and Western International Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Liddle refused to comply with the regulator during an investigation into Liddle’s…

Michael Christopher Martino of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Four Points Capital Partners LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Martino provided unsuitable investment advice by Martino from 2014 to 2017 in connection…

Charles Ronald Baker (also known as Ron Baker) of Lubbock, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Richfield Orion International Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Baker did not cooperate with the regulator regarding its investigation into his possible unsuitable and…

Gary David Ginsberg of West Orange, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Royal Alliance Associates Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ginsberg made  unsuitable alternative investment recommendations while associated with Royal Alliance. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Paul Robert DiPietro of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Dawson James Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations of over-the-counter equities during the time that DiPietro was employed by Dawson…

Timothy Patrick Higgins of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, has been charged in a Complaint in which Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement alleges that Higgins failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation on two separate occasions relating to Higgins’ potential excessive and unsuitable trading of…

Paul Itzchak Antevy of North Miami Beach, Florida, a stockbroker registered with FMSBonds Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $14,999.00 in damages supported by accusations of the customer being misled by Antevy regarding investments in corporate debt while Antevy was employed by FMSBonds. Financial…

Camille Cordova of Woodland Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors (formerly known as AXA Advisors), has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Cordova made an unsuitable recommendation to the customer regarding a variable…

Timothy Allen Thelen (also known as Tim Thelen) of Middletown, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Accelerated Capital and Aeon Capital, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $1,500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty relating to private placement…

Grant Christopher Birkley of Barrington, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $625,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of an inappropriate private investment fund through Birkley during the time that he was associated with Sagepoint Financial….

Kristian M. Gaudet of Cut Off, Louisiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameritas Investment Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $450,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty while Gaudet was employed by Ameritas Investment Corp. Financial Industry…

Brian F. Donnelly of Iselin, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., has been suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Donnelly engaged in private securities transactions when he was associated with First Allied Securities. Letter of…

Igor Peter Kislitsa of Citrus Heights, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Kislitsa failed to timely comply with a FINRA investigation concerning his involvement in customer accounts while registered…

Robert Douglas Armstrong of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Dawson James Securities Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $123,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable investment recommendations by Armstrong concerning limited partnership interests or direct participation program interests while Armstrong…

Vincent Anthony Virga of Bayonne, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations from Virga concerning alternative investments while Virga was associated with Madison…

Jonathan Craig Rich of New York, New York, a stockbroker and investment banking principal formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Rich refused to testify in a FINRA investigation concerning solicitation of offerings and his supervision…

William Mark Heiden of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wedbush Securities, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $70,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable and unauthorized trading of stocks by Heiden during the time that he was registered with Wedbush Securities…

John Michael Krohn (also known as John Micheal Krohn) of West Des Moines, Iowa, a stockbroker formerly registered with Principal Securities Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Principal Securities’ failure to supervise Krohn, in connection with the…

James Royal Kirchner of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with David A. Noyes Company, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Kirchner falsifying documents concerning a customer’s purchase of a private placement while Kirchner was employed by David…

Joseph Ijong Chu of Stamford, Connecticut, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $866,302.56 in damages founded on accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable over-the-counter equities by Chu during the time that he…

Robert Scott Ginsberg (also known as Bob Scott Ginsberg) of Wallingford, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with Investors Capital Corp and Woodbury Financial Services Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $35,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations by Ginsberg concerning real estate securities,…

Arieh Israel of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Israel misappropriated customer funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2020065370301 (June 23, 2021). According to the AWC, on June…

Andrew W. Topka of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $297,500.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable trading and breach of fiduciary duty concerning business development companies, direct investments, and real estate…

John Albert Westbrook of McDonough, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Center Street Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $80,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence and unsuitable transactions relating to Future Income Payments LLC while Westbrook was associated with Center Street Securities….

Antoine Nabih Souma of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley, has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Souma provided a customer with misleading and incorrect accounts reports…

Jon Richard Pariser of Pacific Grove, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $103,004.30 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been persuaded by Pariser to invest their funds into an unregistered investment….

Sanjay Bhargava of Independence, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Bhargava took part in private securities transactions during the time that he was employed by Securities…

James Earl Simpson of Toledo, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $51,500.00 on January 28, 2022, founded on allegations that the customer was sold an unsuitable variable annuity through Simpson when he was employed by Equitable Advisors. According…

Mark Charles Cohen of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with BCG Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $55,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of BCG Securities’ failure to supervise trading in the customer’s account, resulting in unsuitable real estate…

Robert James D’Andria (also known as Bobby Dandria and Bob Dandria) of Spring Lakes, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with International Assets Advisory LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $45,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of negligent supervision, fraud, unauthorized trading, breach of…

Matthew Howard Smith of Clifton Park, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to cooperate with investigators in regard to the reason for his termination as a stockbroker from Securities America. Department of Enforcement v. Matthew Smith, Disciplinary…

Walter Warren Parker of Addison, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Titan Securities, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of unsuitable alternative investments, including BDCs and real estate securities when Parker was associated with…

Ian Phillip Lowrey of Brandon, South Dakota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he executed excessive trades in customer accounts resulting in losses to Spartan Capital…

Stephanie Jing Wen Xiao of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFM Fund Distributors Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Xiao failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning allegations of Xiao’s trading in an unapproved account while registered…

Bradley Carl Mascho of Frederick, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $55,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of Mascho’s unsuitable trading in the customer’s account concerning exchange-traded funds while Mascho was registered with Western International…

Bennett Robert Zamani of Paramus, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been fined $27,500.00 and suspended for 14 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Zamani engaged in outside business activities and had provided prospective investors with unbalanced and unfair…

Brian Radoo of North Woodmere, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Next Financial Group Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $76,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was provided bad advice by Radoo regarding purchases of non-traded real estate investment…

Jesus Jose Alvidrez of Brea, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Alvidrez failed to comply with a FINRA investigation concerning alleged outside business activities while registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors. Letter…

David Richard Geake of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with American Trust Investment Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $965,793.00 in damages based upon allegations of breach of contract, negligence, fraud, violation of Illinois securities laws, violation of FINRA Rules 2311,…

Kaival Patel of Hackensack, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Patel was uncooperative with FINRA’s investigation into allegations of Patel committing fraud.  Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022074024401 (May…

Noel Ray Vincent of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable recommendations by Vincent when he was associated with Madison Avenue Securities. Financial…

Edgar A. Kleydman of Brooklyn, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (formerly known as AXA), is named in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer received an award of $10,325.32 in damages supported by findings of Kleydman’s sales practice violations. The Statement of Claim alleges negligence,…

Jeffrey Raymond Dixson of Vancouver, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought compensatory damages supported by allegations of unsuitable alternative investment recommendations by Dixson, which included sales of limited partnership interests or direct participation program…

Edric Michael McSween of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with the regulator while under investigation for potentially engaging in unauthorized outside business activities and unauthorized…

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