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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against IFG

June 12, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against IFG

Angelo Talebi of Sherman Oaks California a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable alternative investments because of Talebi at Royal Alliance Associates. […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against David A. Noyes For Alternative Investments

June 12, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Investment and Regulatory News, Private Placement Fraud   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against David A. Noyes For Alternative Investments

James Arthur Allen (also known as Jim Allen) of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with David A. Noyes is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $160,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been sold an unsuitable alternative investment by Allen through David […]

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IFG Sanctioned By FINRA For Failure To Supervise

May 15, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Elder Financial Abuse, Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on IFG Sanctioned By FINRA For Failure To Supervise

Independent Financial Group LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in San Diego California has been censured and fined $200,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that it failed to supervise a stockbroker who made unsuitable recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018059223401 (Apr. 8, 2021). According to the […]

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Investors Accuse Kalos Capital Of Unsuitable Trading

May 15, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Failure to Conduct Due Diligence, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Kalos Capital Of Unsuitable Trading

Arni Jat Diamond (also known as Arni Jay Diamond) of Jacksonville Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved on January 18, 2021 for $17,749.00 in damages based upon allegations that Diamond’s alternative investment advice or handling of the customer’s […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against David A. Noyes

April 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Direct Participation Programs, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against David A. Noyes

James Royal Kirchner of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with David A. Noyes Company is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into alternative investments that failed to be suitable for them […]

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FINRA Sanctions JW Cole For Failure To Supervise Alternative Investment Sales

April 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on FINRA Sanctions JW Cole For Failure To Supervise Alternative Investment Sales

JW Cole Financial Inc. a securities broker dealer headquartered in Tampa Florida has been censured and fined $50,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that the securities broker dealer failed to supervise its stockbrokers’ recommendations of alternative investments. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019061764801 (Mar. 18, 2021). According to the […]

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IFG Sued By Investors For Unsuitable REIT Sales

April 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on IFG Sued By Investors For Unsuitable REIT Sales

Shawn Bruce Davis of Auburn California a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested compensatory damages supported by allegations that their assets had been concentrated in non-traded real estate investment trusts by Davis during the time that he was […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Windsor Street For Negligence

April 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Windsor Street For Negligence

John F. Riccardi Jr of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Windsor Street Capital LP is named in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $250,000.00 in damages based on Riccardi and Windsor Street Capital being found liable on the customer’s causes of action […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Business Development Companies, Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities

Jeffrey Guy Labelle (also known as Jeff Labelle) of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s First Allied Securities account had been negligently supervised and that […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against UBS For Misrepresentation

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Hedge Funds, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against UBS For Misrepresentation

Jeremy Seidman of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $6,500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been recommended an unsuitable options overlay strategy by Seidman between 2016 and 2019 when he […]

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Ameriprise Sued By Investors For BDC Fraud

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Business Development Companies, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Ameriprise Sued By Investors For BDC Fraud

Mark Allen Barrand of Denver Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been advised by Barrand to invest in Business Development Corporation of America when Barrand was […]

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David Lerner Stockbroker Sanctioned For Sale of Unuitable Investments

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Failure to Conduct Due Diligence, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on David Lerner Stockbroker Sanctioned For Sale of Unuitable Investments

Charles Abad Santos Bonilla of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Bonilla made unsuitable recommendations to customers concerning alternative investments. Letter of Acceptance […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Excessive Trading, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities

Kyle Robert Franklin of Cameron Park California a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of negligence and breach of contract as it pertained to real estate investment trusts and variable annuities purchased […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Ausdal Financial

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Ausdal Financial

Gerald Lee Repasz (also known as Jerry Repasz) of East Peoria Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Ausdal Financial Partners is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been placed into unsuitable investments including real estate securities […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Kalos Capital Over Alternative Investments

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Kalos Capital Over Alternative Investments

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as Joe Pat Roop) of Belmont North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations from Roop concerning real estate […]

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Investors Accuse Cetera Of Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Direct Participation Programs, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Cetera Of Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

James Gregory McKinney (also known as Greg McKinney) of Tulsa Oklahoma a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on November 3, 2020 where the customer sought unspecified damages supported by allegations that they were provided with unsuitable investment recommendations from McKinney during the time […]

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Investors File FINRA Arbitration Against Prospera Sued For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Investment and Regulatory News, Unit Investment Trusts (UITs)   |   Comments Off on Investors File FINRA Arbitration Against Prospera Sued For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Andrew James Pravlik of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Prospera Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $27,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that five unsuitable alternative investments had been recommended by Pravlik during the time that he was associated with […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Accelerated Capital

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Direct Participation Programs, Failure to Conduct Due Diligence, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Accelerated Capital

Aaron Paul Brodt of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Accelerated Capital Group is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $430,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Brodt’s failure to undertake due diligence prior to recommending that the customer purchase direct investments including direct […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against LPL For Unsuitable Investments

February 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against LPL For Unsuitable Investments

Kevin Douglas Houser of Allentown Pennsylvania a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of LPL Financial is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $358,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been provided unsuitable investment recommendations regarding business development companies and real estate […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against LPL Financial

February 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against LPL Financial

Maryanne Virginia Bessler of Lynbrook New York a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $158,086.56 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been advised by Bessler to invest in alternative investments and annuities when those […]

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Investors File Claims Against Northwestern Mutual Involving Charlotte Investment Scheme

February 11, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Hedge Funds, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Investors File Claims Against Northwestern Mutual Involving Charlotte Investment Scheme

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Guiliano Law Group, P.C. has filed a Statement of Claim against Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC on behalf of investors before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA seeking damages for fraud, the breach of fiduciary duty, the failure to supervise, negligence and in violation of the federal securities laws and […]

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Investors File Claims Against Voya For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

February 01, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors File Claims Against Voya For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

Samuel Ray Head of Columbia South Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $85,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been sold unsuitable business development company investments and real estate securities during […]

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Kalos Capital Sued For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

February 01, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Failure to Conduct Due Diligence, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Kalos Capital Sued For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Eric Peter Weschke of Setauket New York a stockbroker currently registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $718,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Weschke overconcentrating the customer’s investments in limited partnership interests and alternative investments during the period […]

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Investors Accuse Cetera Advisor Networks Of Unsuitable REIT Sales

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Cetera Advisor Networks Of Unsuitable REIT Sales

Scott Michael Barber of Dubois Pennsylvania a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 30, 2020 in which the customer requested $130,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that real estate security transactions executed in the customer’s Cetera Advisor […]

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Investors Bring Arbitration Claim Against Berthel Fisher For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Failure to Conduct Due Diligence, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring Arbitration Claim Against Berthel Fisher For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

Jonathan Todd Pyne of Minneapolis Minnesota a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Pyne cause pain or damages as the result of misrepresentations made to the customer regarding certain alternative […]

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SEC Affirms Bar Of Purshe Kaplan Sterling Stockbroker For Native American Fraud

December 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Investment and Regulatory News, Native American Theft   |   Comments Off on SEC Affirms Bar Of Purshe Kaplan Sterling Stockbroker For Native American Fraud

Gopi Krishna Vungarala (also known as Gopi Krishan Vungarala) of Midland Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments has been isnamed in arbitration claim an Opinion by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) who affirmed a decision by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to bar Vungarala from associating with any FINRA member in any […]

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Arkansas Regulator Sanctions Raymond James Stockbroker

December 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Arkansas Regulator Sanctions Raymond James Stockbroker

Ronald Patrick Cameron of Fayetteville Arkansas a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Raymond James Financial Services has been isnamed in arbitration claim an Order by Arkansas Securities Commissioner where he was fined $8,000.00 based upon findings that he settled a customer complaint away from Raymond James. Case No. S-19-0033 (Apr. 8, 2019). According to […]

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Investors File FINRA Securities Arbitration Claim Investacorp For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

December 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Investment and Regulatory News, Variable Annuites   |   Comments Off on Investors File FINRA Securities Arbitration Claim Investacorp For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

Jonathan David Cummings of Hurst Texas a stockbroker of Investacorp Inc. and investment adviser representative of Investacorp Advisory Services Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into alternative investments including real estate investment trusts and […]

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Investors Bring Securities Arbitration Claim Against Kalos Capital For Negligence

November 04, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Direct Participation Programs, Failure To Supervise, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring Securities Arbitration Claim Against Kalos Capital For Negligence

Darren Michael Kubiak of Alpharetta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Kalos Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that a contract had been breached and that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached […]

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Investors Bring Arbitration Claims Against Madison Securities Over GPB Ponzi Scheme

October 08, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Failure to Conduct Due Diligence, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring Arbitration Claims Against Madison Securities Over GPB Ponzi Scheme

Jeffrey Raymond Dixson of Vancouver Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $225,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been provided with unsuitable recommendations of alternative investments including GPB which led the customer to experience […]

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