Charla Cynthia Kabana, of Huntington Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 27, 2021, in which the customer requested $5,500.00 in damages founded on accusations of an unsuitable annuity sale by Kabana while she was employed by Sagepoint Financial….

Marc Frederick Korsch, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information about his activities. Case No. 2020066487801 (December 27, 2021). FINRA Public Disclosure…

Marcello Lattuca, of Massapequa, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with NBC Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of elder abuse and breach of fiduciary duty pertaining to real estate security and stock transactions executed by Lattuca between 2012…

Kyle Zachary Wittgren, of Frisco, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Wittgren refused to testify in an investigation relating to allegations of him signing customer names on variable annuity applications without authorization…

Johnny Guan, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $125,820.12 in damages supported by accusations that between December of 2012 and November of 2020, Guan provided unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer…

Triad Advisors LLC, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has been censured and fined $195,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based in part on findings that Triad Advisors failed to supervise stockbrokers’ recommendations of alternative mutual funds, including the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund (LJM), which resulted in losses to Triad Advisors’…

Charles Edward White II (also known as Chad White), of Providence, Rhode Island, a stockbroker formerly registered with Barrett Company, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,200,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of White having the customer invest in unsuitable securities in a customized portfolio…

Sean Donovan Casterline (also known as Sean Donavan Casterline), of Maitland, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Delta Securities Company, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unauthorized private securities transactions while he was employed by…

Tarek Mohsen Mohamed, of Clearwater, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Bankers Life Securities Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority with failing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of Mohamed’s involvement in an undisclosed outside business activity while registered with Bankers Life Securities. Department of Enforcement v. Tarek Mohsen Mohamed…

Nathan Gersteen Katz, of Largo, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with American Independent Securities Group, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 28, 2021, in which the customer sought damages supported by allegations of an unsuitable annuity rider being placed on the customer’s annuity, which was intended for the benefit…

Michael Patrick Nixon, of Tampa, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Paulson Investment Company, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Nixon made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers during the time that he was employed by Paulson…

Brandon Carl Rudolph, of Las Vegas, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly registered with Chelsea Financial Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 1, 2021, in which the customer requested $96,500.00 in damages supported by allegations of Rudolph engaging in private securities transactions including a promissory note sale when he…

Warren Ellwood Rowe Jr., of Richmond, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he refused to cooperate with FINRA’s requests while the regulator investigated him for potentially taking loans from Oppenheimer customers without…

James Marten Lamont, of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Whitehall Parker Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.01 in damages supported by accusations that Lamont provided unsuitable recommendations to them as it pertained to real estate security products…

SagePoint Financial Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, has been censured and fined $700,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), supported by findings that SagePoint failed to supervise stockbrokers who were the subject of misconduct, and it failed to supervise its reporting of wrongdoing by those who associated with the securities broker…

Mark Stewart Brody, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Planned Financial Programs Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $55,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Brody’s misrepresentation of information relating to common and preferred stock trades while he was employed by Planned…

Mark Julius Potocsny (also known as Mark Juluis Potocsny), of Madison, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was discharged as a stockbroker on April 14, 2021, founded on accusations of his unauthorized trading. According to Morgan Stanley, trades were made by Potocsny without him talking to customers and getting confirmation at the time…

Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York, New York, has been censured and fined $1,200,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), founded on findings that it failed to comply with FINRA during two misconduct investigations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018058015702 (December 20, 2021). According to…

Beliveau Bays (also known as Beau Bays), of Plano, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 16, 2021, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that their signature had been forged on an account application when Bays was…

Joseph Scott Audia, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, 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 based upon findings that he failed to supervise a stockbroker, resulting in excessively trading in a…

Bryan Kirk Bordelon, of New Orleans, Louisiana, a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 28, 2021, where the customer requested $31,456.45 in damages founded on accusations of Bordelon placing them in unsuitable investments including structured products between July 20, 2018, and…

Peter Jerome Mersberger (also known as Pete Mersberger), of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Mersberger misrepresenting alternative investments, including a business development company and real estate security,…

Scott Randall Martinson, of Staten Island, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to adequately supervise a stockbroker which resulted in unsuitable and excessive trading…

Aalon Rose (also known as Allen Rose), of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Wilshire Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $29,479.81 in damages founded on allegations that Rose made misrepresentations to the customer during the time that he was…

Robert Brian Wolfe, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Goldman Sachs Co. LLC, was discharged as a stockbroker on September 30, 2021, founded on accusations of Wolfe’s handling of customer complaints without notifying Goldman Sachs Financial Management. Wolfe was also accused of activities relating to customer communications centered around market valuations and…

Amy Marjorie O’Brien (also known as Amy Marjorie Cash), of Fort Mill, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she failed to cooperate with FINRA when she was investigated for receiving an…

Walter Roland Valenzuela, of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Hilltop Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 21, 2021, where the customer sought $15,334.00 in damages founded on accusations of misrepresentation relating to the liquidity of the customer’s investment in Bluerock Inc. Interval Fund during the…

Johan Manuel Pereira, of Beverly, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities relating to Bitcoin. Letter of Acceptance,…

Adam Maggio, of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker currently 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 principal capacity supported by findings that he failed to supervise a stockbroker which resulted in excessive trading in customer…

Heath Geoffrey Grossman, of Weathersfield, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Silver Oaks Securities and investment adviser representative registered with JB Capital LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related AAA arbitration claim where the customer requested $30,000.00 supported by allegations of Grossman’s failure to consider tax consequences in a customer’s investment plan which…

Eric Carl Willer, of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, has been suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he provided unsuitable investment recommendations to customers regarding bond offerings while he was associated with Fusion Analytics…

Gerald Richard Sharpe Jr. (also known as Gerry Sharpe), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $283,716.78 in damages supported by allegations that unsuitable investment recommendations had been made by Sharpe…

William Sidney Friedman (also known as Bill Friedman and as Willie Friedman), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pinnacle Investments LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that he failed to respond to FINRA’s inquiry regarding an unpaid arbitration…

Daniel James O’Neill (also known as Dan O’Neill and as Daniel James Oneill), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been issued an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) where O’Neill has been suspended from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based…

Joseph Albert Ambrosole, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 30, 2021, where the customer sought $853,231.33 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable trading of over-the-counter equities by Ambrosole between February of 2021 and May…

Anthony Joseph Graziano, of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any supervisory capacity supported by findings that he failed to supervise a stockbroker who made excessive trades in…

Austin Richard Dutton Jr. (also known as Austin Richard Duttin), of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,001.00 in damages based upon allegations that Dutton breached a fiduciary duty and breached a contract relating…

Wells Fargo Clearing Services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, of St. Louis, Missouri, have been censured and collectively fined $650,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on findings that Wells Fargo failed to supervise stockbrokers’ unit investment trust trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2016050947801 (December 13, 2021)….

Christopher Thomas Hildebrandt, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Principal Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 5, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on allegations of Hildebrandt’s unsuitable recommendations of real estate investment trusts during the time that he was…

Gaetano Salvatore Ciambriello, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Ciambriello failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation regarding allegations that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities…

Richard Anthony Rodriguez, of Fruitland Park, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that omissions and misrepresentations about alternative investments had been made by Rodriguez while he was…

Daniel Della Rosa, of Tampa, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Corinthian Partners LLC, has been issued a Decision and Order of Offer of Settlement by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Office of Hearing Officers where Della Rosa has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based on findings that he…

John Daniel Quinn, of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC and Valic Financial Advisors Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in unapproved outside business activities and private securities transactions….

Todd Franklin Kling, of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he recommended unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s account during the time that he…

Joseph Michael Fedorko Jr, of Greenwich, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd., has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for ten months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Fedorko’s excessive and unsuitable trading while he was employed by Laidlaw Company. Letter…

Jason Patrick Hamby, of Blacksburg, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Hamby failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation which concerned accusations of his unauthorized activities involving an unregistered individual. Letter of…

Robert Patrick MacNamee, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $190,873.62 in damages founded on accusations of MacNamee’s unsuitable investment recommendations concerning the customer’s account at Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Emerson Equity LLC and its Chief Executive Officer, Dominic Julio Baldini, of San Mateo, California, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), supported by findings that they failed to supervise stockbrokers’ trading of mutual funds in customer accounts, resulting in unsuitable short-term switching of mutual funds by one of the Emerson Equity stockbrokers…

David Khezri, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. and Worden Capital Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he hindered a FINRA investigation into accusations of his unsuitable investment advice to investors….

Scott Alan Kaufman, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of his improper fixed income trading strategy while he was employed by…

Matthew Alexander Perry, of Columbia, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $40,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between June of 2016 and March of 2019, unauthorized and unsuitable trades were made by Perry when…

Johnnie Melvin Jones, of Syosset, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Network 1 Financial Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for the failure to comply with an FINRA arbitration award or settlement agreement. Case No. 2020068113601 (October 25, 2021). According to FINRA Public…

Kevin Mark Nevin, of Edina, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Dempsey Lord Smith LLC and Sandlapper Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that he failed to comply with FINRA’s requests for information in 2021 regarding the non-payment of a…

Aaron Douglas Maurer (also known as Doug Maurer), of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ascendant Alternative Strategies LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unapproved private securities transactions…

William Colie Johnson, of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations of the customer being sold unsuitable alternative investments because of Johnson during the time that he was associated with Voya…

Robert Anthony Guidicipietro (also known as Robert A. Peters), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Guidicipietro made excessive and unsuitable trades in…

Nicholas C. McMahan, of Leander, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with BBVA Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $18,588.00 on August 26, 2021, supported by allegations of the customer being provided with false information from McMahan regarding a structured note purchased in July of…

Jesus Rodriguez, of El Paso, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to comply with FINRA investigators regarding allegations of his misuse of a customer’s credit line. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

John R. Mateyko, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with World Equity Group, Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mateyko made misrepresentations regarding business development programs and real estate investment trusts between 2014 and 2018…

Igor Peter Kislitsa, of Citrus Heights, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with failing to cooperate with requests during the regulator’s investigation into allegations of Kislitsa’s unauthorized transactions, including completing customers’ applications without customers being present when Kislitsa was employed by PFS Investments….

Brian David Rockowitz, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $106,882.07 in damages founded on accusations that between December of 2012 and November of 2020, unsuitable investment recommendations were made by Rockowitz at Aegis…

Pasquale James Rappa (also known as James Rappa or PJ Rappa), of Miller Place, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to…

Peter Vincent Ianace, of Frisco, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $18,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation and unsuitable recommendations by Ianace between February of 2013 and December of 2019…

Peter N. Girgis, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he excessively traded in customer accounts during the time that he was…

Kevin John Kane, of York, PA, a stockbroker formerly registered with Waddell Reed, was discharged on February 23, 2021, based upon accusations of Kane violating Waddell Reed’s policies by engaging in undisclosed outside business activities and unauthorized communications to investors. Kane has been identified in four customer initiated investment related disputes concerning allegations of his…

Douglas Jarrett Rosenberg, of Hauppauge, 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 based upon findings of Rosenberg making unsuitable and excessive trades in the accounts of three Joseph Stone Capital customers. Letter…

Mark Lee Elafros, of Northbrook, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of Elafros making unsuitable private placement and unit investment trust sales to the customer when he was…

Alan Scot Feigenbaum, of Boynton Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corp, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Feigenbaum effected unauthorized trades in customer accounts while he was associated with National Securities…

Bradley S. Lay (also known as Brad Lay), of Columbia, Tennessee, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Lay engaged in unauthorized trading of customer accounts while…

Rodney Deleths Washington (also known as RD Washington), of New Albany, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of his outside business…

Keith Todd Ashley, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Parkland Securities LLC, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to comply with FINRA’s investigation, which focused on accusations of Ashley’s private securities transactions, outside business activities, and misappropriation of Parkland Securities customer funds. Disciplinary Proceeding…

David Lawrence Poulnot, of Daniel Island, South Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 2, 2020, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations of Poulnot failing to disclose the illiquidity of a real estate investment trust purchased by…

Robert Patrick Foley, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wynston Hill Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity supported by findings that Foley failed to supervise stockbrokers who excessively traded in customer accounts…

Danny Jerome Young (also known as Danny Young), of Adel, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which customers requested $800,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Young sold unsuitable real estate securities while he was registered with Voya…

Kenneth Andrews Welsh, of Fairfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with fraudulently misappropriating funds while he was associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services. Civil Action No. 2:21-cv-19387 (Oct. 28, 2021). According to the Complaint, more than $2,860,000.00 had been…

Michael Edward Rulison, of Syracuse, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 3, 2020, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that unauthorized trades were effected in the customer’s account by Rulison while he was associated with Morgan Stanley…

Gary Max Bowman, of Corona, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Bowman engaged in unsuitable trading of unit investment trusts (UITs) when he was registered with…

Gregory Jon Williams (also known as Greg Williams), of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Forta Financial Group Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $30,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of the violation of federal and state securities laws concerning…

Matthew Eric Platnico (also known as Matthew Erie Platnico), of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Allied Millennial Partners LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $370,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that between December of 2019 and March of…

Roderick Len Whited, of Gainesville, Florida, 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 supported by findings of his misuse of funds while he was associated with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Brian Joseph Lombardi, of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $57,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that false and misleading statements were made by Lombardi regarding the customer’s investment transactions at Aegis Capital Corp….

Hillary Joy Wertlieb, of Lynbrook, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $12,500.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence by Wertlieb concerning the customer’s purchase of direct investments including direct participation program interests and limited…

Daniel Della Rosa (also known as Daniel Dellarosa), of Tampa, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Corinthian Partners LLC, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with failing to comply with an investigation into Della Rosa’s sales practices at Corinthian Partners. Department of Enforcement v. Daniel Della Rosa Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2020065714602 (November…

Darren Michael Kubiak, of Alpharetta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty and the violation of securities laws regarding preferred stock, real estate security, and…

David Phillip Brandt, of St. Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 23, 2020, in which the customer requested $59,653.06 in damages supported by allegations that the risks of a variable annuity had not been disclosed by Brandt when he…

Traderfield Securities Inc. and supervisor Mario Divita, of Flushing, New York, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to findings that Traderfield and Divita failed to supervise stockbrokers resulting in excessive trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018059045003 (November 24, 2021). According to the AWC, from December…

Lawrence John Fawcett Jr. (also known as Larry Fawcett), of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $545,727.12 in compensatory damages based upon WestPark Capital being found liable on the customer’s causes of action,…

Philip Anthony Simone, of Costa Mesa, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,001.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated in complex, risky, and high-commission real estate securities while Simone was registered with…

Michael Christopher Venturino, of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a FINRA investigation. Case No. 20210703375 (September 13, 2021). FINRA is contemplating taking disciplinary action against Venturino for potentially making excessive trades in customer accounts when he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. According to FINRA…

William Walter LeBoeuf (also known as Bill LeBoeuf), of Beavercreek, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged…

Christopher M. Olson, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 3, 2020, in which the customer requested $62,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Olson while he was registered with RBC Capital Markets….

Angel Edgardo Aquino-Velez (also known as Angel Edgardo Aquino and Angel Edgardo Aquinovelez), of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $450,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Aquino-Velez effected unsuitable closed-end fund and municipal bond…

James Edward Kelly Sr., of Owings Mills, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two weeks from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unauthorized commission-sharing arrangements relating to his sales of variable annuities….

Eric Peter Weschke, of Setauket, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $138,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of negligence and unsuitable alternative investment transactions by Weschke during the time that he was associated with…

Brenda Louise Labar, of Redlands, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with MSI Financial Services, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on May 12, 2020, to resolve accusations of Labar’s misrepresentations to the customer relating to a variable annuity sale when Labar was employed by MSI Financial Services. Financial…

Larry Allen Bowman (also known as Larry Bowman), of Malvern, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Heritage Financial Systems Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities when he was employed by…

Robert Frederick Genito, of Bonita Springs, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $90,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Genito failing to pay on a promissory note that he issued to the customer relating to…

James Tracy Stines (also known as Tracy Stines), of Richmond, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with BB&T Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $75,000.00 on September 30, 2020, supported by allegations that the customer’s instructions of liquidating a mutual fund had not been followed…

Efrain Balderrama Trujillo, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc., was discharged by the securities broker dealer on October 26, 2021, supported by accusations that he borrowed money from a customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure additionally reveals that Trujillo has been fined $20,000.00 and barred from…

Stephen Sloane, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations that Sloane provided unsuitable investment recommendations regarding government debt investments when he was employed by WestPark Capital. Financial…

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