Joao Amorim Pinto of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Pinto engaged in unsuitable trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018056490307 (November 21, 2023)….

David Edwin Alvarado, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly associated with SW Financial, also known as Saloman Whitney LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim. The customer seeks $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Alvarado engaged in unsuitable, excessive, and unauthorized…

Jerry Thomas Bileski (also known as Jay Bileski), of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker associated with Worden Capital Management LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled to resolve allegations that Bileski failed to supervise certain representatives in connection with the…

Network 1 Financial Securities Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey, as well as stockbroker and Chief Compliance Officer, Michael Robert Molinaro, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) because Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. and Molinaro failed to supervise suitability of securities transactions in customer accounts. Letter of…

Joseph Brian Lascala Jr. (also known as Joe Lascala), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on March 15, 2023, in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Lascala engaged in unauthorized trading during the time that Lascala…

Michael Richard Rosalia of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Rosalia failed to comply with an arbitration award or settlement agreement or otherwise confirm compliance with FINRA Arbitration No. 21-02186 (February 8,…

Raymond William Clark of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Monmouth Capital Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Clark failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

William Sideny Friedman (also known as Willie Friedman and Bill Friedman), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Friedman breached a contract, breached his…

Biaggio Anthony Caroleo (also known as Blaise Anthony Caroleo), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $264,475.00 in damages based upon allegations that Caroleo was negligent, engaged in unauthorized…

Douglas Blake Solinsky of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Solinsky engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019064511203 (June 29,…

Robert Anthony Guidicipietro (also known as Robert Peters), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Guidicipietro failed to comply with an arbitration award or settlement agreement or otherwise confirm his compliance. FINRA Case…

Matthew Eric Platnico of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Allied Millennial Partners LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Platnico engaged in unsuitable and unauthorized trading in a customer’s account. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Thomas Diamante of Babylon Village, New York, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, has been fined $50,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Diamante deceived investors in connection with the sale of private placement offerings of pre-IPO funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Mark Phillip Goetz of Huntington Station, New York, a stockbroker registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $420,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Goetz committed fraud, breached his fiduciary duties, made unsuitable recommendations, and failed to…

Edward Scott Short of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Laidlaw Company (Uk) Ltd., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Short engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020065683302 (January 31,…

Lon Charles Faccini Jr. of Coram, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Faccini engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading and had inappropriately used margin in customer accounts. Letter of…

Joseph Michael Fedorko Jr., of Greenwich, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with Laidlaw Company Ltd., has been fined $7,500.00 by Connecticut’s Banking Commissioner because Fedorko engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading and engaged in business as an unregistered investment adviser agent. Case No. CO-22-20225-S (May 17, 2022). Fedorko has also been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for…

Patrick Anthony Perugino II (also known as Pat Perugino) of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one month from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Perugino engaged in unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

The Guiliano Law Group is pleased to announce that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered a judgment and confirmed a $1.9 million arbitration award rendered against the president and owner of a Connecticut based securities broker-dealer and one of its former agents. Malone et al v. Stoyeck et al.,…

James J. Mariani of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mariani made unsuitable recommendations, engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading, breached his fiduciary duties, was negligent, and…

Terry Tzagarakis (also known as Terry Rakis), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member because Tzagarakis engaged in excessive trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018056490305 (October 14,…

Gregory Patrick Bodkin Jr., of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled to resolve allegations that Bodkin failed to supervise certain registered representatives in connection with the recommendation and sale of over-the-counter equities during…

Stephen James Sullivan of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Salomon Whitney LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Sullivan engaged in unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019061952601 (October 21, 2022). FINRA…

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

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

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

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

Todd Franklin Kling of Aventura, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for three months by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Kling made unsuitable and excessive transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019063821606 (December…

James Robert Pecoraro of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Pecoraro engaged in quantitatively unsuitable excesive trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017056820701 (Aug….

Joseph Albert Ambrosole of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Ambrosole failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2021072773201 (July 28, 2022). According to the…

Brian David Rockowitz of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which settled for $19,353.87 in damages based upon allegations that Rockowitz breached a fiduciary duty, breached a contract, and made unsuitable transactions in connection with the recommendation and…

Miguel Angel Murillo (also known as Michael Murillo and as Miquel Angel Murillo) of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Murillo engaged in unsuitable and excessive…

Ahmad Mohamed Maklouf (also known as Ed Maklouf) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Management LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $350,343.10 in damages based upon allegations that Maklouf churned accounts, breached a fiduciary duty, made unsuitable and…

Michael Christopher Venturino of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is referenced in an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) where the regulator is seeking sanctions against Venturino based upon allegations that Venturino committed fraud and made excessive and unsuitable transactions in Aegis Capital Corp customer accounts….

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

Franz Helmut Lambert II of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he effected unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s Worden Capital Management account. Letter…

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