Gerald James O’Halloran of Punta Gorda, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Union Capital Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of O’Halloran’s unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning business development companies (BDCs) and limited partnerships (LPs)…

Gerard Joseph Costello of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which investors collectively sought $1,200,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of Costello’s failure to disclose risks concerning Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) when Costello was registered with…

Alpine Securities Corporation, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been expelled as a securities broker dealer and ordered to cease and desist violating FINRA rules founded on findings of Alpine Securities Corporation’s misuse and conversion of customer funds, as well as its mismanagement and unauthorized trading in customer accounts. Department…

Masood Husain Azad (also known as Mike Azad) of League City, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of contract, misrepresentation, and negligent supervision of the customer’s…

Arkady Ginsburg of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of his excessive trading in customers’ accounts during the time that he was employed by Aegis Capital Corp….

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $15,801.50 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s account had been overconcentrated by Martinsen in real estate securities in illiquid investments while…

Eric Edward Nicolassy of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group Inc., has been suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Nicolassy engaged in unauthorized trades in customer accounts while he was employed by Woodstock Financial…

Thomas Edison Kelly of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $20,651.79 in damages based upon accusations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unsuitable transactions by Kelly when he was associated…

Ray Gene Reese of Farmington, Missouri, a stockbroker currently registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $40,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of Reese’s unsuitable advice regarding a real estate security the customer purchased during the time that Reese…

Dan Edward Droeg (also known as Dan Edwards Droeg) of Mesa, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with United Planners Financial Services of America, a Limited Partner, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of conversion (misuse of investor funds) when Droeg was registered…

Scott Thomas Wolfrum of Indianapolis, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Noyes Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that unsuitable recommendations were made to the customer by Wolfrum concerning alternative investments, including real…

Stephen Gregory Whitman (also known as Steve Whitman) of Chesterfield, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to provide information to FINRA when it investigated him for a customer complaint. Department of Enforcement v. Stephen G. Whitman, Disciplinary Proceeding…

Luke Michael Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of Johnson made unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning real estate securities and direct investments, including direct participation…

Vorpahl Wing Securities and Tim James Vorpahl (President and CCO), of Spokane, Washington, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that the firm and Vorpahl failed to supervise suitability of securities transactions and failed to supervise trading, resulting in excessive trading in Vorpahl Wing Securities customer’s accounts. Letter of Acceptance,…

Lester William Burroughs (also known as Chad Burroughs) of Torrington, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Lincoln Investment Planning LLC (Lincoln Investment), is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages supported by accusations of misrepresentations relating to fixed and variable annuities when Burroughs was employed…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 15, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon accusations of the customer being recommended unapproved outside investments by Reed when he was associated with Wells Fargo…

Bentley Edward Blackmon of Little Rock, Arkansas, a stockbroker formerly registered with securities broker dealer, Stephens, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Blackmon engaged in private securities transactions while he was associated with Stephens. Letter…

Randy Lee Birkinbine, of North Oaks, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty concerning Birkinbine’s private placements when he was employed by Ausdal Financial Partners. Financial…

Matthew Stern Buchsbaum of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related class action complaint in which customers sought $1,200,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of the failure to disclose risks, conflicts of interest, and performance of Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) between 2016…

John Joseph Stapleton of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related securities arbitration claim which was settled for $10,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations by Stapleton when he was employed by Spartan Capital Securities. Financial Industry…

James Andrew Geake (also known as Jim Geake) of Skokie, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $450,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable recommendations by Geake regarding alternative investments, including Hospitality Investors Trust, during the time…

Gregory Scott Hanshew (also known as Greg Scott Hanshew), a stockbroker formerly registered with Infinity Financial Services, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that Hanshew failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation after being asked to provide documents and information to the regulator. Department of Enforcement v. Gregory…

Steven Martin Barnett of Jacksonville, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 30 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Barnett mismarked customer order tickets while he was employed by LPL Financial. Letter of Acceptance,…

Donovan Thomas Kelly of Billings, Montana, a stockbroker currently registered with Independent Financial Group, 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 upon findings that Kelly engaged in private securities transactions when he was registered with Independent Financial Group. Letter…

Paul Ronald Koch of Wayzata, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA while he was under investigation for allegedly making unsuitable investment recommendations and diverting funds…

Terry Tzagarakis (also known as Terry Rakis) of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,240,169.28 in damages supported by accusations that between 2013 and 2021, the customer’s account had been churned. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Michael Joseph Muratore of Ardsley New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities, has been fined $25,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Muratore’s forgery of annuities documents during the time that he was registered with JP…

David Michael Lademan of Okemos Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer sought up to $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of negligent supervision and breach of contract concerning private placements and real estate securities through Lademan at…

Andrew Benjamin Edenbaum of Aventura Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, 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 Edenbaum participated in private securities transactions while he was registered with National Securities Corporation. Letter…

John Anthony Orlando of Melbourne Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial LLC, is the subject of a FINRA investigation where FINRA has recommended that Orlando face disciplinary action founded on accusations of his violation of federal securities laws and FINRA rules. FINRA Investigation No. 20190636333 (February 22, 2022). According to FINRA Public…

Ricky Alan Mantei (also known as Ricky Alan Mantel), a stockbroker and branch manager of Centaurus Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2013 and 2019, misrepresentations and unsuitable trades were made at Centaurus Financial. Financial…

Dan Edward Droeg (also known as Dan Edwards Droeg) of Mesa, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with United Planners Financial Services of America, a Limited Partner, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of conversion (misuse of investor funds) when Droeg was registered…

Brian Orlando Blanco of Bloomington, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with State Farm VP Management Corp., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he forged his customers’ signatures on applications when associated with State Farm VP…

Albert Foronda of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $36,836.24 in damages founded on accusations of unauthorized and unsuitable trading by Foronda concerning a private placement when Foronda was registered with Spartan Capital…

William David Hobby of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $229,000.00 on October 2, 2019, supported by allegations of the customer being placed into unsuitable over-the-counter equities when Hobby was employed by UBS Financial Services. According…

Alan Robert Price of Frankfort, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 18 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Price borrowed money from an Edward Jones customer and failed to provide information and documents to…

Dale Edward Wright of Henrico, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 4, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on allegations of unsuitable investment advice involving life insurance policies and investment strategies when Wright was registered with Cambridge…

Richard Foerster Reynolds of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,606,034.39 in damages supported by allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and churning of the customer’s account by Reynolds when he was registered with…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer of Pepper Pike, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, has been fined $15,000.00 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 unauthorized trading, loaned funds to a Stifel Nicolaus customer, and…

Michael Gerard Tate (also known as Mike Tate) of San Mateo, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Securian Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $37,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of Tate making an unsuitable sale of a variable annuity to the…

Richard Harris Sall of Duluth, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 10, 2020, where the customer sought $22,792.85 in damages based upon allegations of the customer being misled in regard to a variable annuity purchase that subjected the customer…

Worden Capital Management LLC, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Garden City, New York, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to supervise private placement offerings, including its failure to conduct due diligence to ensure that investments were suitable for investors. Department of Enforcement v. Worden Capital Management…

Serge Parakhnevich (also known as Serge Parker) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with PHX Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.00 in damages based upon accusations of breach of fiduciary duty by Parakhnevich concerning over-the-counter equities executed in the…

Joseph Kelly (also known as Joe Kelly) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer requested $844,107.44 in damages founded on allegations that Spartan Capital Management failed to supervise private placement and stock transactions…

Jason Andrew Wilk (also known as Jason A. Wilks) of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Wilk failed to testify in a FINRA investigation regarding allegations of his excessive…

Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with defrauding investors in relation to the sale of bond offerings. Department of Enforcement v. Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2018059545604 (March 7, 2022). According to the Complaint,…

Nicholas James Schiano of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $350,343.10 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s account was churned and that unauthorized trades were made by Schiano during…

Paul Warren Vizanko of Duluth, Minnesota, 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 based upon allegations that Vizanko failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information regarding the borrowing and misappropriation of customer funds. Case No….

Lance Colby Walston of San Antonio, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Dominion Portfolio Management Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was resolved on June 8, 2021, for $150,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Walston’s inappropriate options transactions causing losses in the customer’s Dominion Portfolio Management account between…

Marshall Owen Isaacson of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $75,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of negligence, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty by Isaacson in regard to alternative investment transactions,…

Michael Walter Mandel of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in private securities transactions while he was associated with Royal…

Anthony Glenn Hall of Dayton, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 18, 2020, in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that funds were “improperly removed” from the customer’s account when Hall was registered with Edward Jones. The…

Mark William Pearcy of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with MSI Financial Services Inc. (MetLife), is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Pearcy’s misrepresentation of a variable universal life insurance policy during the time that Pearcy was employed by…

Steve Jeffrey Cummings of Fort Deposit, Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Cummings’ misrepresentations and unsuitable sales of a business development company and real estate security…

Jon Matthew Stankovich of Toms River, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA during the period that he was under investigation due to “[c]oncerns regarding [his] allocation…

Mark Alan Kemp of Corpus Christi, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with McNally Financial Services Corporation, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $370,006.75 in damages based upon accusations of fraud and the violation of federal and Texas securities laws concerning mutual fund and direct…

William Michael Robertson of Deer Park, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of negligence and breach of contract in regard to real estate security transactions executed by Robertson during…

Carl Wade Thomason, of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker formerly registered with OFG Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of his outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Stephen Allen Sylvester (also known as Steve Sylvester), of Groton and Waterford, Connecticut, a stockbroker currently registered with CUNA Brokerage Services Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on November 2, 2021, to resolve allegations that Sylvestor made the unsuitable recommendation to purchase a fixed annuity transaction during…

Bradford Eric Bugher, of Wilmington, Delaware, a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested unspecified damages supported by accusations of Bugher’s failure to “follow instructions” relating to the customer’s common and stock transactions between November…

Michael G. Mancinelli (also known as Michael Mann), a stockbroker formerly registered with Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, 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 unauthorized trading when he was registered with Dinosaur Financial Group. Letter of…

Sean P. McCabe, of Westbury, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $330,113.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation relating to stock trading during the time that McCabe was employed by Worden Capital Management….

Kirby Spencer McDonald, of Omaha, Nebraska, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,001.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable recommendations by McDonald regarding real estate security transactions when McDonald was associated with Cetera Advisors. FINRA…

Michael Anthony Valdini, of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $1,277,631.00 in damages founded on allegations of breach of contract and violations of both FINRA and SEC rules concerning over-the-counter equities…

Gina Rea Kidd, of Bedford, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with impeding a FINRA investigation by failing to testify regarding her alleged involvement with an unregistered person relating to securities business. Department of Enforcement v. Gina Kidd, Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2019064729705 (February…

James J. Mariani, of Mineola, New York, 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 $291,100.00 in damages founded on accusations that Mariani provided unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer to purchase non traded real estate securites while…

William Nicholas Athas, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management and KC Ward Financial, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement issued by FINRA Office of Hearing Officers. Department of Enforcement v. William…

Ahmet Kildis (also known as Matt Kildis), of Bayonet Point, Florida, was named in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the FINRA Arbitration Panel ordered the modification of beneficiaries on a SunTrust investment account and ordered Kildis and SunTrust to pay $18,207.45 in costs based upon causes of action including breach…

Robert Hayes Hoffmann, of Greenwood, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodbury Financial Services Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon the alleged unsuitable recommendations to purchase variable annuities during the time that Hoffmann was registered with Woodbury Financial…

John Dennis Lowry, of New York, New York, a stockbroker and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Capital Securities, is referenced in another customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by allegations including failure to supervise, unauthorized trading, misrepresentation, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, and churning concerning…

Jorge Luis Alfonso, of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Infinex Investments Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty as it pertained to Northstar Financial Services Bermuda products when Alfonso…

Joseph Morris Thurnherr, of Brandon, South Dakota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $75,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of negligent supervision, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract during the time that Thurnherr…

Howell Gregory Ferguson (also known as Gregg Ferguson), of Bellville, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial 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 based upon findings of forgery and false statements to the regulator by Ferguson during…

Vincent Leonard Petrangelo, of Springfield, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought compensatory damages founded on allegations of failure to supervise stock and mutual fund trading in the customer’s account when Petrangelo was employed…

John Belk Daughtridge, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. and Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was resolved on June 1, 2021, for $15,000.00 in compensation to the customer founded on accusations of unauthorized trading by Daughtridge at Morgan Stanley…

Barry Lee Garapedian, of Westlake Village, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,414,268.49 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable exchange-traded funds and variable annuity transactions in the customer’s account when Garapedian was registered with Morgan…

Christopher Edward Bond, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corporation, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading in National Securities Corporation customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

William Danny Chancellor (also known as Danny Chancellor), of Ridgeland, Mississippi, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $132,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that he made the unsuitable recommendation of alternative investments when he was associated…

David Joseph Campanella, of Cleveland, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with US Bancorp Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Campanella falsified information in a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of his involvement in undisclosed financial accounts while registered with US…

Marlyn Leroy McClain (also known as Marylou Leroy McClain), of Elkhorn, Nebraska, a stockbroker currently registered with NYLife Securities, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested compensation founded on allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations by McClain regarding the purchase of variable universal life insurance policies…

William Charles Burks (also known as Bill Burks II), of Flower Mound, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $20,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty by Burks regarding a real estate…

Robert Jonathan Spencer, of Cheektowaga, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks 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 a FINRA investigation regarding allegations of his private securities transactions when he was employed…

Marcious Dickerson (also known as Marty Dickerson), of Livonia, Michigan, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was resolved for $39,500.00 in compensation to the customer founded on accusations that between March 23, 2020, and June 26, 2020, unauthorized trading of…

Shaun Evan Stein, of Jersey City, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable recommendations by Stein in regard to a private placement, real estate security, and over-the-counter equity…

Neil Stanley Kaplan, of Bethesda, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $240,000.00 in compensation based upon accusations that trades were executed in the customer’s account on an excessive basis by Kaplan while at Morgan Stanley. Financial…

Tarek Mohsen Mohamed, of Clearwater, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Bankers Life Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on FINRA Office of Hearing Officers’ Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that Mohamed failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation relating to…

Darren Wayne Oglesby, of Monroe, Louisiana, a stockbroker currently registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp and Money Concepts Advisory Services, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $191,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Oglesby’s omissions of risks concerning alternative investments sold to the customer during the…

Donald George Sperring, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (AXA Advisors LLC), is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of the potential misappropriation of the customer’s funds by Sperring when he was employed by Equitable Advisors….

Jimmy William Nunez, Jr. of Edgewater, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services 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 Nunez forged a customer’s signature and falsified responses to FINRA when under…

Michael Murray Knittel (also known as Michael M. Lopez-Knittel), of El Dorado Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Fortune Financial Services Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Knittel’s selling away or engaing in…

Kurt Anthony Stein of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable investment recommendations concerning non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs while Stein was employed by National…

Francis Cid (also known as Frank Cid), of Little Neck, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with CBC Securities 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 FINRA’s investigation into accusations of Cid’s private securities transactions when…

Willard Louis Pugh, of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $60,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of an unsuitable private placement transaction by Pugh while he was associated with National Securities Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Pratul Victor Agnihotri (also known as Pratol Agnihotri), of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC and Spartan Capital Management LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $83,086.81 in damages based upon accusations that between 2013 and 2021, their…

Dennis Phillip Ayre, of Beverly Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Hilltop Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he refused to testify in FINRA’s investigation regarding accusations of Ayre’s unsuitable recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Kelly Diane Thomason (also known as Kelly Diane Jones), of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker formerly registered with OFG Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she refused to cooperate with FINRA while she was under investigation. Letter of…

Jonathan David Cummings, of Hurst, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc. and Investacorp Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $35,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence as it pertained to alternative investments, including a real estate security transaction effected…

Raul Jorge Benitez of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with SunTrust Investment Services Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $218,707.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable transactions involving Northstar. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 21-01667 (July 6, 2021). The claim…

Alon Zak, of Sherman Oaks, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC (Prudential), has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Default Decision containing findings of Zak’s forgery and falsification of insurance applications and Zak’s failure to testify in a FINRA investigation….

Matthew Gates, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Gunnar Co. LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations of unsuitable purechases of real estate security products by Gates while he was employed by Joseph…

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