Stephen James Sullivan of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Sullivan based upon allegations that Sullivan failed to provide testimony requested by FINRA in connection with its…

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…

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

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

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

Samuel Girgiss of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of excessive trading, unsuitable trading, and failure to supervise by Worden Capital Management. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Clifford Ronald Reid of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Reid Rudiger LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $21,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that Reid breached a fiduciary duty to the customer in reference to stock and over-the-counter equities trades…

Marc Augustus Reda of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he churned investor accounts and made unauthorized trades when he was employed by Spartan Capital Securities. Department of Enforcement…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Joseph Brian LaScala Jr. (also known as Joe LaScala Jr.), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of LaScala’s unsuitable and unauthorized trading in Aegis…

William Nicholas Athas, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with excessively trading and churning investor accounts when he was associated with Worden Capital Management. Department of Enforcement v. William Nicholas Athas, Disciplinary Action No. 2018057883102 (January 18, 2022). According…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Levert Caldwell (also known as Lee Caldwell and Trey Caldwell), of Red Bank New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $461,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable and excessive trading by Caldwell during…

Jamal Hiram Sampson (also known as Jay Sampson), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $146,599.00 in damages founded on accusations of excessive turnover and commissions because of Sampson’s stock…

Leonard Joseph Marzocco (also known as Lenny Marzocco and Len Marzocco) of Nesconset New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Marzocco made unsuitable recommendations to a…

David Stewart Silberg of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable structured products between September of 2015 and June of…

Spartan Capital Securities a securities broker dealer headquartered in Manhattan New York—along with John D. Lowry (co-founder and CEO of Spartan) and Kim M. Monchik (CCO of Spartan)—have been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Department of Enforcement with failing to disclose reportable events concerning Spartan stockbrokers, including customer complaints and arbitrations. Department of Enforcement…

Stephen James Sullivan (also known as Stephen Sullivan) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which he might face disciplinary action from the regulator based on allegations of defrauding customers by churning their accounts and making excessive trades….

Rick Alan Davidson of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that their account was exposed to unsuitable trading of stocks by Davidson during the time that he was associated…

Kim Marie Monchik (also known as Kim Marie Amendola) of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which FINRA believes that Monchik should face disciplinary action based on potential violations of its rules relating to customer disputes….

Joseph Francis Valdini of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,277,631.00 in damages founded on allegations of misrepresentation and churning of stocks and over-the-counter equities by Valdini when he was employed by Worden Capital…

George Belesis of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Portfolio Advisors Alliance LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on accusations that he failed to respond to FINRA’s request for his information. Case No. 2019061940901 (March 9, 2020). According to FINRA…

John Sebastion Cangialosi Jr of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management 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 Cangialosi engaged in excessive trading of customer accounts at Worden Capital Management…

Jeanpaul Charles Skovronck (also known as Jean Paul Skovronck and as JP Skovronck) of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Alexander Capital LP is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint in which the customer requested $25,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Skovronck’s failure to execute the sale of over-the-counter…

Michael Alejandro Castillero of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Alexander Capital LP is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $62,181.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s account was churned and overconcentrated in stocks because of Castillero during the time that…

Robert Douglas Armstrong (also known as R. Douglas Armstrong) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Dawson James Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 12, 2021 where the customer sought $2,000,000.00 in damages based on accusations of Armstrong’s failure to sell the customer’s penny…

Eugene Arthur McAdams of Center Moriches New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that McAdams refused to testify for FINRA personnel who investigated whether McAdams made unsuitable recommendations to customers when he…

Henry Bones II of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity based upon findings that Bones failed to supervise a Worden Capital Management stockbroker who made unsuitable investment recommendations to…

Daniel James O’Neill (also known as Dan O’Neill) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp. has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that O’Neill executed unsuitable trades and engaged in excessive trading at Aegis Capital Corp. Department of Enforcement v. Daniel…

Jeffrey Allen Baber of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $95,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable transactions being effected in the customer’s account and First Standard Financial Company…

Roy Joseph Failla of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for 45 days from being a stockbroker in New Jersey according to a Consent Order containing findings that Failla executed unsuitable and excessive trades in customer accounts while Failla was associated…

Robert Willis Lester of Rockville Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with H. Beck Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 16, 2019 where the customer requested $32,135.00 in damages founded on allegations that Lester made misrepresentations to the customer regarding the fees and risks relating to an annuity…

Christopher George Orlando of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Legend Securities and Worden Capital Management has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Orlando making excessive trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017056432603 (June…

William Nicholas Athas of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which the regulator has determined that Department of Enforcement should pursue disciplinary action against Athas for potentially churning investor accounts and for making unsuitable investment recommendations. Case No….

Marc Augustus Reda of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with recommending unsuitable transactions for 66 customer accounts at Spartan Capital Securities and for churning those accounts. Department of Enforcement v. Marc Augustus Reda Complaint No….

Salvatore Pizzimenti 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 supported by findings that he chose not to cooperate with a FINRA investigation in which his trading of investor accounts was being reviewed for…

Andre Pierre Davis of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been issued a Summary Revocation and Penalty Order by New Jersey Bureau of Securities in which his stockbroker registration has been revoked and he has been fined $1,000,000.00 based upon findings of Davis making unsuitable and…

James William Flower (also known as Jim Flower) of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been issued a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Extended Hearing Panel Decision on May 27, 2021 in which he has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based on findings…

Kenneth Leopold Williams of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on August 20, 2020 supported by allegations that Williams was not compliant with Paulson’s instructions. According to the claim, customers were provided with private information from Williams against company policy….

Carl George Antaki of Syosset New York a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he made unsuitable investment recommendations in a customer’s account. Letter of Acceptance…

Joseph Albert Ambrosole of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC 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 Ambrosole recommended unsuitable and excessive transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance…

Gregory Walter McCloskey (also known as Gregory Walter Meier) of Newport Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officer’s Order that contains findings of McCloskey engaging in private securities…

David Martin Martirosian of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Martirosian failed to cooperate with FINRA when he was investigated for effecting unsuitable and excessive trades in customer…

Edmund Roger Zack of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Zack made unsuitable recommendations to Aegis customers and made excessive trades in their…

Corey Alexander Johnson of Melville New York a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp 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 Johnson executed unauthorized transactions in customer accounts during the time that he was associated with Aegis Capital…

Christian Frank Lucchetto of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he excessively traded in the account of a First Standard Financial…

Anthony Tricarico of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital 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 supported by findings that he made unsuitable trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Jonathan Michael Ebel of Hauppauge New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company UK Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $12,721.00 in damages founded on allegations that Ebel executed excessive trades in the customer’s account at Laidlaw Company. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Joseph Francis Valdini of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of fraud and negligent supervision pertaining to Valdini’s over-the-counter equities transactions at Worden Capital Management LLC….

Worden Capital Management LLC (WCM) and Chief Executive Officer Jaime John Worden have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that WCM and Jaime Worden failed to supervise the suitability of customer transactions and neglected to ensure the public disclosure of customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claims alleging sales…

Dustin Paul Shafer of Springfield Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation 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 during the period that he was investigated for borrowing from Newbridge customers. Letter of Acceptance…

Steven Robert Luftschein (also known as Steven Lerner) a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member according to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement issued by FINRA Office of Hearing Officers who found that Luftschein had churned customers’ accounts and had made…

John Michael LoPinto of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management and investment adviser representative of Keyport Venture Advisors LLC has been censured and fined $40,000.00 according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order containing findings that LoPinto made misrepresentations to investors concerning pooled investment vehicles. In the Matter…

Ross Adam Barish of Mineola New York a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with taking part in an excessive trading scheme to defraud investors. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ross Barish Case No. 1:20-cv-06437 (Aug. 13, 2020). According to the Complaint, while Barish…

Christopher George Orlando of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is the subject of a FINRA investigation where the regulator recommended for Orlando to face disciplinary action by FINRA Department of Enforcement for allegedly trading on an excessive basis in customer accounts. Case No. 20170564326 (Sept. 18, 2020)….

Peter N. Girgis of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation on September 15, 2020 where Girgis may face disciplinary action from FINRA Department of Enforcement based on accusations of unsuitability and excessive trading by the stockbroker. According to FINRA Public…

Anthony Fusco of New York New York a former stockbroker and Chief Executive Officer of Legend Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $345,369.00 in damages supported by accusations of Fusco failing to supervise Legend stockbrokers who executed unsuitable transactions in the…

PHX Financial Inc. a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York New York and Robert Delaplain (branch supervisor and Chief Compliance Officer) have been censured and fined by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that PHX and Delaplain neglected to supervise stockbrokers who effected unsuitable transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Raymond Alexander Thomas of Network 1 Financial Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Decision and Order of Offer of Settlement containing findings that Thomas engaged in undisclosed outside business activities while registered with Network 1 Financial Securities. Department of Enforcement v….

Jonah Engler (also known as Jonah Engler-Silberman) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Global Arena Capital Corp has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to pay a customer compensatory damages after being found liable for sales…

John Joseph Stapleton of Garden City New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $25,445.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations and had purchased securities that were misrepresented while Stapleton was…

Cory David Bataan of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that trades were effected in the customer’s account on an excessive and unsuitable basis by Bataan during the time…

Richard Lyndon Brown of Farmingdale New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Arive Capital Markets and Chelsea Financial Services has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Brown neglected to cooperate with a FINRA Arbitration Award where he was ordered to pay a…

Joseph Michael Fedorko Junior of Greenwich Connecticut a stockbroker currently employed by Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $1,700,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unauthorized and unsuitable trading by Fedorko causing the customer to incur losses on equities and private…

National Securities Corporation a securities broker dealer headquartered in Boca Raton Florida has been censured and fined $125,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that it did not timely report customer complaints and failed to supervise contingency offerings. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017053208002 (Oct. 27, 2020). According to the AWC,…

Marlon O. Cole of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable margin use and the breach of a fiduciary duty by Cole concerning his over-the-counter equities transactions…

Barry Todd Eisenberg of New York New York a stockbroker and branch manager formerly registered with Alexander Capital LP is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $606,046.00 in damages based upon allegations that Eisenberg failed to supervise stockbrokers who executed inappropriate stock transactions in at least…

Lawrence John Fawcett Jr. (also known as Larry Fawcett Jr.) has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $35,663.00 in compensatory and punitive damages founded on a FINRA Arbitrator finding Fawcett liable on the customer’s causes of action including breach of fiduciary duty and fraud as it…

Jeffrey Allan Broten of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to cooperate with the regulator during the time that he was under investigation for potentially…

Christopher Anthony Fernan of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Salomon Whitney Financial (SW Financial) has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he neglected to testify for FINRA during the period that he was under investigation for a customer complaint….

Timothy Patrick Higgins (also known as Tim Higgins) of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $45,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that unauthorized and excessive trades were effected in the customer’s account when Higgins…

Jeffrey Allan Broten of Morristown New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Co. LLC and National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that over-the-counter equities transactions effected in the customer’s account by the stockbroker failed…

Christ Elias Baltas a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Baltas failed to comply with FINRA during its investigation into accusations of his failed supervision of a stockbroker who engaged in unsuitable trading…

Shapour Reza Ejlal of Great Neck New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp. is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $17,500.00 in damages on March 1, 2019 based upon accusations that unauthorized transactions were effected in the customer’s account and that the customer was placed…

Alec C. Franks of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he did not comply with FINRA during the course of its investigation into allegations of his excessive…

Brian Keith Decker of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Legend Securities Inc. has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that Decker failed to comply with a FINRA Arbitration Award in which he was ordered to compensate a customer who…

Garland Sean James (also known as Gary James) a stockbroker formerly registered with Garden State Securities and Global Arena Capital Corp has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that he neglected to cooperate with the terms of a FINRA Arbitration Award in which…

Chams Khwaja (also known as Sean Khwaja) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Default Decision containing findings that Khwaja declined to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into allegations of his…

Kevin Richard Wilson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,600,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable private placements from 2011 to 2017 during the…

Ronald G. Richer of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Garden State Securities is named in a FINRA Department of Enforcement Complaint alleging that Richer had borrowed funds from a customer of the securities broker dealer without its authorization and he then tried to conceal his activities from both Garden State Securities…

Donald Joseph Fowler of Rockville Center New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management is referenced in an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in which the regulator is determining whether to permanently bar Fowler from being a stockbroker or investment advisor representative given findings of Fowler violating federal…

Matthew Evan Eckstein of Syosset New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Sisk Investment Services Inc. has been suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon allegations that he neglected to pay compensatory damages to a customer after being found liable for causing the customer’s investment losses. Case No. 18-02864 (Nov. 18, 2019). FINRA…

Dudley Franklin Stephens (also known as Stephen Franklin Dudley) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Prospera Financial Services and Coastal Equities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $122,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable investments…

Yousuf Saljooki (also known as Joseph Saljooki and as Joe Saljooki) a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial (Salomon Whitney Financial) is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $97,292.27 in compensatory damages and unspecified punitive damages based upon allegations that the customer had been defrauded by…

James Henry Dresselaers of Bethesda Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with H. Beck Inc. has been stripped of his securities registration by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on November 15, 2019 based upon accusations of Dresselaers’ failure to pay a fine that FINRA assessed for making unsuitable recommendations of exchange traded funds to customers. FINRA…

Andrew Vincent LaBarbera of Dix Hills New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Titus Rockefeller LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $23,793.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s account was churned and that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had…

Jeffrey Allen Baber of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker and investment adviser representative formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested unspecified damages based upon allegations that unsuitable equities transactions had been executed by Baber at First Standard Financial…

Peter George Ruggiere of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Dawson James Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $10,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of misrepresentations concerning stock purchased for the customer’s account during the time that Ruggiere was associated with Dawson…

Leonard Joseph Marzocco (also known as Lenny Marzocco and as Len Marzocco) of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of the stockbroker making unsuitable trades in the accounts of…

Clifford Ronald Reid of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by Reid Rudiger LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $220,542.00 in damages founded on accusations of false or misleading statements being made to the customer in regard to common and preferred stock and…

Dennis Albert Mehringer Jr. of Pasadena California a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) National Adjudicatory Council Decision which affirmed a FINRA Extended Hearing Panel’s barring of Mehringer from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon findings that (1) Mehringer effected…

Joshua William Turney of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Global Arena Capital Corp has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with effecting unauthorized trading to generate commission revenue and then attempting to conceal those unauthorized transactions. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joshua W. Turney et al. Civil Action No….

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 complaint on August 28, 2019 where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been misled by Gates concerning a fund purchased through a private…

Terry Au of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by WestPark Capital Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $125,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer was breached by Au in regard to the customer’s…

Lawrence Michael LaBine (also known as Larry LaBine) of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $99,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of the stockbroker’s negligence with regard to alternative investments sold to the Newbridge Securities Corporation…

Frank Venturelli (also known as Frank Vaughn) of Bay Ridge New York a stockbroker formerly associated with First Standard Financial Company has been suspended for 11 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by consenting to findings that he facilitated excessive transactions in customer accounts during the…

James Hal Heafner (also known as Jim Heafner) a stockbroker formerly registered with Taylor Capital Management Inc. (also known as TCM Securities Inc.) has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity on March 31, 2020 based upon accusations that Heafner failed to cooperate with a FINRA Arbitration…

Richard James Coleman (also known as Rich Coleman and as Rick Coleman) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial and Legend Securities has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity on June 2, 2020 based upon allegations that he did not report to…

James Bradley Schwartz (also known as Jim Schwartz) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Joseph Gunnar Co. LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $48,732.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) a fiduciary duty owed to the Aegis Capital Corp…

Elliot Hough Sherer of Melville New York a stockbroker currently employed by Aegis Capital Corp. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $95,596.00 in damages founded on accusations of (1) breach of a fiduciary owed to the customer by Sherer (2) breach of a contract between the…

Hector Ramos of New York New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Bishop Rosen Co. Inc. has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that gave bad advice to a disabled customer. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018059983001 (June…

Dennis James Murphy of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Monmouth Capital Management LLC 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’s investigation into allegations of unsuitable trades being executed in customer accounts. Letter…

Kevin Lawrence Barbalace of Middletown New Jersey a stockbroker associated with Dawson James Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that investment recommendations were not suitable and that misrepresentations and omissions had been made about direct participation program interests…

Jonathan J. Miller of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled on December 14, 2018 for $39,077.15 in damages based upon allegations of omissions or misrepresentations relating to the quantity of over-the-counter equities shares purchased for…

Allan Perry Montalbano of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly employed by National Securities Corporation and Worden Capital Management LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $160,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of (1) breach of a contract governing the customer’s stock trades at National…

James William Flower (also known as Jim Flower) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that the stockbroker excessively traded and churned the accounts of five SW Financial customers causing them grave losses at the same…

Harry Seth Datys of New York New York a stockbroker associated with WestPark Capital has been referenced in an investigation initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 20, 2019 into allegations that the stockbroker schemed to defraud investors through his offer and sale of Westpark Capital Financial Services LLC securities. FINRA Investigation No….

Michael Fasciglione of Mineola New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 15, 2020 in which the customer requested $123,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into a unsuitable real estate investments by Fasciglione during…

David Michael Murray of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by Worden Capital Management LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $174,991.00 in damages founded on accusations of (1) omissions and misrepresentations (2) breach of contract (3) breach of fiduciary duty (4) suitability (5)…

Gregory Alan Ricker of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker registered with WestPark Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on September 17, 2019 for $22,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that transactions were unsuitable for the customer and that the customer’s equity portfolio had been churned by…

Mack Leon Miller (also known as Mark Miller) of New York New York a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected excessive trades or churned a customer’s account causing the customer…

Glen Derek Delaney of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that the stockbroker failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information about his activities. FINRA Case No. 2017054192101 (Feb. 11,…

Bryan Gabriel Mazliach of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker associated with Laidlaw Company and Westpark Capital has been referenced in an investigation initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 27, 2019 in which the regulator recommended that the stockbroker be disciplined for allegedly making unsuitable and unauthorized trades in investor accounts. Wells Notice…

Leonard Joseph Marzocco (also known as Lenny Marzocco) of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Spartan Capital Securities has been referenced in an investigation initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on October 14, 2019 which has led to FINRA’s preliminary determination to recommend that Marzocco face disciplinary action for possibly making…

David Martin Martirosian of New York New York a stockbroker currently associated with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled on December 14, 2018 for $39,077.15 in damages supported by allegations of the customer being misled with regard to Fat Brands Inc. stock purchases effected…

Christopher Joseph Marnelego of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that the stockbroker neglected to respond to the regulator’s request for information. FINRA Case No. 2016047624301 (Mar. 1,…

Danilo Dereck Fuentes of Dayton Maryland a stockbroker employed by Dawson James Securities Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,377,280.02 in damages founded on accusations that (1) transactions were effected by Fuentes without authorization and without Dawson James’ supervision (2) misrepresentations had been made to…

Joseph Morris Thurnherr of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wynston Hill Capital LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Thurnherr failed to furnish information to FINRA personnel when a customer’s complaint alleging Thurnherr’s misconduct was…

Paul Anthony Falcon of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for thirty days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that the stockbroker used secretive and unapproved communication channels to correspond with customers of Aegis…

Andre Pierre Davis of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA during an investigation in which the regulator sought to…

Douglas Anthony Leone of Melville New York a stockbroker associated with SW Financial has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) transactions effected in the customer’s account were not suitable (2) contractual and fiduciary obligations were violated (3) misleading…

Vincent James Mazza of Jersey City New Jersey a stockbroker employed by National Securities Corporation has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any member in any capacity founded on accusations of the stockbroker’s failure to comply with the regulator’s request for information. Case No. 2018060932001 (Oct. 28, 2019). FINRA Public…

James William Flower (also known as Jim Flower) of Garden City New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities is the subject of an investigation initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on October 15, 2019. According to Public Disclosure, the investigation concerns allegations that the stockbroker recommended excessive trades to a customer….

Rocco Roveccio of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly associated with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by allegations that the stockbroker neglected to comply with a customer initiated investment related arbitration award or otherwise confirm…

Michael Christopher Venturino of Melville New York a stockbroker associated with Aegis Capital Corp. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $225,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that high pressure sales tactics had been used on the customer by Venturino which resulted in the customer being…

Jason Andrew Wilk (also known as Jason A. Wilks) of New York New York a stockbroker employed by Worden Capital Management LLC has been suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity founded on accusations that the stockbroker failed to respond to the regulator’s request for information…

Shawn Evan Burns of Farmingdale New York a stockbroker associated with SW Financial (also known as Salomon Whitney Financial) has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $12,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) stocks and over the counter equities were traded in the customer’s account by…

Robert Frank Spiegel of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that trades had been made by him on an excessive…

Randy T. Carpen (also known as Ramsey Carpen) of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with Vestech Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings he failed to comply with FINRA during an investigation into allegations of his excessive…

Ron Jason Ison of New York New York a stockbroker employed by Buckman Buckman Reid Inc. has been stripped of his stockbroker license or investment adviser representative license founded on the stockbroker being expelled for obstructing a FINRA investigation. New Jersey Bureau of Securities Order No. 2017053698501 (Dec. 3, 2018). Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Michael William Leahy (also known as Mike Leahy) of Red Bank New Jersey a former Chief Compliance Officer of First Standard Financial Company LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Leahy neglected to supervise a stockbroker of First…

Jason Eric Zwibel (also known as Jay Bell Zwibel) of Wellington Florida stockbroker currently employed by Garden State Securities Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on accusations that (1) a fiduciary duty was breached and (2) common or preferred stocks and mutual…

Todd Joseph Henrich of Iselin New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation has been suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon accusations that the stockbroker failed to comply with a customer initiated investment related arbitration award or settlement agreement or otherwise…

Raymond John Pirrello Jr. of Hackensack New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Garden State Securities Inc. has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment advisor or otherwise associating with any securities broker dealer or investment adviser based upon a judgment rendered against the stockbroker permanently enjoining him…

Andrew Justin Grant of Melville New York a stockbroker currently registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected trades in the accounts of Laidlaw Company customers without authorization. Letter of…

Richard Foerster Reynolds of Melville New York a stockbroker currently employed by Worden Capital Management LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which has been resolved for $14,999.99 in damages founded on accusations that (1) a fiduciary duty was breached (2) a contract pertaining to the customer’s investments was not…

Matthew Angelo Siliato of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital has been suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by accusations that the stockbroker neglected to comply with an award or settlement agreement or otherwise confirm his compliance with the…

Lawrence Marc Lowe (also known as Larry Lowe) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer’s investment instructions had been disregarded by Lowe as…

Peter George Ruggiere of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Dawson James Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $80,013.13 in damages supported by accusations that (1) excessive stock trades were effected in the customer’s account (2) risks or other details of Ruggiere’s…

Jeffrey Allen Baber of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) trades were executed by the stockbroker without the customer’s knowledge or consent and…

Louis Ward of Ronkonkoma New York a former owner and Chief Executive Officer of KC Ward Financial has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Ward neglected to adequately supervise three KC Ward stockbrokers who gave customers…

Christopher Anthony Fernan of Melville New York, a barred stockbroker formerly registered with Salomon Whitney Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 27, 2018 where the customer requested $46,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that false or misleading statements had been made by the stockbroker concerning the risks of…

Roy Joseph Failla of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $26,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) common and preferred stock trades effected by Failla failed to be suitable (2)…

Donald Joseph Fowler of Rockville Center New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Worden Capital Management LLC and J.D. Nicholas Associates Inc. was found liable by a jury for engaging in a fraudulent investment scheme which involved Fowler’s excessive trading of customer accounts causing catastrophic losses for his customers. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Donald…

Debra Collura Bourne (also known as Debra Ann Bourne and as Debra Anne Bourne) a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $2,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) trades were executed by the stockbroker in an excessive manner during…

Thomas John Briguccia Jr. of Ronkonkoma New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,911,616.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) transactions executed by the stockbroker failed to be suitable for the customer and (2) Spartan Capital…

Philip Joseph Sparacino of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he neglected to comply with FINRA’s requests when under the regulator’s investigation for (1) effecting unauthorized trades…

David Gene Menashe of Mineola New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Joseph Stone Capital LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) fiduciary duties were breached (2) the customer’s account was administered negligently (3) misrepresentations had been made…

Thomas Duggan of Melville New York a stockbroker currently employed by Aegis Capital Corp. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $80,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) unfounded statements had been made about investments by the stockbroker (2) contractual obligations were not complied with and…

Andre Pierre Davis of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $350,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) transactions were not authorized (2) investments were neither appropriate nor suitable for the…

John Joseph Labarca of Edison New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $80,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made about investments (2) the customer’s account was handled in a negligent manner…

Christopher Lee Goslin of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Harbor Lights Securities LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that Goslin failed to comply with his obligation to pay a FINRA Arbitration Award to two customers who suffered losses because…

Michael Scott Lavolpe of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Meyers Associates L.P. has been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 25, 2019 founded on accusations of Lavolpe’s failure to comply with a customer initiated investment related arbitration award. #deadbeat In particular, Lavolpe was subject of a customer initiated…

William Christian Gennity of Staten Island New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company has been barred from being a stockbroker or investment advisor or otherwise associating with investment advisories or securities broker dealers according to an SEC Order containing findings that Gennity defrauded investors. In the Matter of William C. Gennity…

Halil Kozi (also known as Hal Kozi) of New York New York a stockbroker, options trader and supervisor formerly registered with PHX Financial Inc. has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that (1) Kozi recommended bad trades to a customer of PHX and (2) Kozi churned…

James Robert Pecoraro of Melville New York a stockbroker currently employed by SW Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $36,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pecoraro (1) misrepresented information concerning the customer’s equity transactions (2) effected unauthorized trades (3) breached his fiduciary duty to the…

David Wilson Williams of Dallas Texas a stockbroker and supervisor formerly registered with WFG Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $50,000.00 in compensatory damages based upon Williams being found liable on the customer’s claims which included that (1) contractual obligations to the customer…

Ryan Michael Murnane of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Alexander Capital L.P. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,800,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) recommendations of leveraged exchange traded funds and oil and gas investments were in no way suitable for…

Dimitrios Aivaliotis (also known as Jim Aivaliotis and as Jimmy Aivaliotis) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $14,999.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) trades were effected without authorization (2) contractual obligations had been violated…

Randy T. Carpen of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly employed by Vestech Securities Inc. and Freedom Investors Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) trades were executed on an excessive basis (2) transactions lacked authorization and (2) stocks…

Andrew Caputo Spaventa of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Salomon Whitney Financial has been suspended on September 6, 2019 from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations of Spaventa’s failure to comply with a customer initiated investment related settlement agreement. FINRA Public Disclosure confirms…

Gerald John Cocuzzo (also known as Gerry Cocuzzo and as Jerry Cocuzzo) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Newbridge Securities Corporation has been barred from being a stockbroker or investment advisor representative or otherwise associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order containing…

Michael Patrick Nixon 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 Nixon executed trades in accounts of Paulson Investment Company customers without written authorization from either customers or the securities broker dealer. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018056269002…

Michael James Resciniti of Spartan Capital Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on accusations that Resciniti was unresponsive to a FINRA inquiry. Case No. 2018058707101 (Nov. 19, 2018). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, Resciniti’s non-cooperation had been met with a suspension by…

Michael Patrick McMahon of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $280,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) improper or misleading statements had been made concerning investments (2) the customer’s account was handled in…

Michael Lawrence Oromaner of Syosset New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Cova Capital Partners LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $75,672.00 in damages based upon Oromaner being found liable on the customer’s claims including (1) breach of fiduciary duty (2) breach of contract…

Gregory Thomas Dean of Rockville Centre New York a stockbroker employed by Worden Capital Management LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that (1) Dean churned a customer’s investment account and (2) Dean made unsuitable and excessive trades in customer accounts. Letter…

Rocco Roveccio of Staten Island New York a stockbroker registered with Alexander Capital L.P. has been barred from being a stockbroker or investment adviser or otherwise associating with any securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings supported by allegations that (1) Roveccio effected unauthorized…

Yousuf Saljooki (also known as Joe Saljooki) of Melville New York a stockbroker employed by Worden Capital Management LLC has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based in part on findings that (1) Saljooki gave customers investment advice and sold…

Richard James Coleman (also known as Rich Coleman and as Rick Coleman) a stockbroker registered with SW Financial 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 (1) Coleman traded in customer accounts in excessive amounts and (2)…

Matthew David Albers of Vienna Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC 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 trades were placed by Albers in customer accounts without authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Joseph Francis Valdini of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Worden Capital Management LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that Valdini failed to respond to a request FINRA made regarding Valdini’s activities which possibly related to his disclosures…

Michael Salvatore Stanton of New York New York a former Director of Capital Markets for Legend Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $15,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) contractual obligations to the customer had been breached (2) the customer’s account was administered…

Andre Vincent LaBarbera of Dix Hills New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Titus Rockefeller LLC has been barred by Florida Office of Financial Regulation based upon findings that (1) LaBarbera churned customer accounts to generate commissions (2) LaBarbera effected trades that failed to be suitable for customers given their investment profiles (3) LaBarbera utilized…

Dean John Kajouras of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is referenced in a Consent Order issued by the State of Massachusetts Securities Division which required Kajouras to cease and desist from making unsuitable recommendations or engaging in other conduct violative of Massachusetts Securities Laws and required Kajouras…

Ahmad Wares (also known as Kevin Wares) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Salomon Whitney Financial is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $195,132.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) Wares breached his contractual obligations to the customer (2) Wares executed unauthorized…

Bernardo Misseri of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Legend Securities Inc. has been ordered by a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration Panel to pay a customer $110,622.95 in compensatory damages and $629,241.78 in punitive damages based upon the Panel finding that (1) Misseri negligently transacted in the customer’s account (2)…

Antonio Costanzo of Chesapeake Virginia a stockbroker formerly employed by Titus Rockefeller LLC (also known as TR Capital Group LLC) has been fined $10,000.00 and barred by Florida Office of Financial Regulation according to an Order founded on accusations that (1) Costanzo engaged in fraudulent investment transactions (2) Costanzo executed trades on margin without having…

Jason M. Santini of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Spartan Capital Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $655,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) Santini violated his fiduciary duties to the customer (2) Santini effected transactions in the customer’s…

Matthew DiGregorio of Syosset New York a stockbroker formerly employed by J.D. Nicholas Associates Inc. has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations of DiGregorio’s failure to comply with paying compensatory damages to a customer after DiGregorio was found liable by a FINRA Arbitrator…

Jason Vincent Mediate of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Alexander Capital L.P. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on November 15, 2017 in which the customer requested $38,800.00 in damages supported by accusations that the stock and over-the-counter equities transactions effected in the customer’s account during the…

Carlos Nestor Evertsz-Seda of Ronkonkoma New York a stockbroker formerly registered with K.C. Ward Financial has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that Evertsz-Seda disregarded a FINRA inquiry possibly concerning Evertsz-Seda being subject of customer initiated investment related disputes. Case No. 2016052401401 (Mar….

Joseph Louis Derrico of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Woodstock Financial Group has been fined $5,000.00 and required to pay $101,324.39 in restitution according to a State of Montana Securities Division Order based on accusations of (1) excessive and unauthorized equity trades being effected by Derrico in accounts of Woodstock Financial…

Mary Ann Wise (also known as Mary Ann Bugliaro and as Mary Ann Ricker) of Hackensack New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Garden State Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) unauthorized options and equities trades were…

Daniel M. Soliman of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by J.P. Morgan Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Soliman failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into whether FINRA Rules and federal securities laws had been violated…

Michael Anthony Valdini of Garden City New York a stockbroker currently registered with Worden Capital Management LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,115,095.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) unauthorized transactions were effected in the customer’s account (2) transactions executed in the customer’s…

Matthew Angelo Siliato of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Meyers Associates LP (a firm later known as Windsor Street Capital) is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.00 in damages based upon accusations that while Siliato was employed by Meyers Associates LP, bad…

Rand Alan Heckler of Glen Cove New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Benjamin Jerold Brokerage I LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Heckler failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of (1) Heckler misappropriating funds…

John Michael Tinnelly of Hawthorne New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) over-the-counter equities trades executed in the customer’s account were not suitable for the customer given the customer’s investment…

Christopher Michael Cervino (Christopher Michael Smith) a stockbroker formerly registered with Prime Capital LLC and COR Clearing LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that Cervino neglected to pay a customer $595,000.00 compensatory damages and $250,000.00 in punitive damages as provided in…

Jovannie Aquino (also known as John Aquino) a stockbroker formerly registered with Meyers Associates LP (also known as Windsor Street Capital LP) has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a securities broker or investment advisor or otherwise associating with any securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to an Order Instituting…

Christopher Frederic Veale (also known as Chris Veale) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Legend Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $150,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages supported by accusations that (1) Veale churned the customer’s investment account (2) Veale charged…

Barry Michael Kiront of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $699,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer’s investment transactions were executed in a negligent fashion (2) the customer’s contract with…

Ibrahim Ethem Kurtulus of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Windsor Street Capital LP is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.99 in damages based upon allegations that Kurtulus gave the customer bad advice concerning stocks that were placed in the customer’s investment account while…

Richard Edward Bohack of Global Arena Capital Corp has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Bohack failed to comply with his obligation to pay compensatory damages to a customer who prevailed in a claim containing allegations that Bohack gave bad advice and…

William Louis Baumner IV of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Buckman Buckman Reid Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was placed into an unsuitable private placement investment while Baumner was associated with the…

Windsor Street Capital L.P. (formerly known as Meyers Associates L.P.) has been expelled from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) membership, and Arthur Tacopino and Edwin Rodriguez (Windsor Street Capital’s associates) have been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity, all according to a Default Decision issued by FINRA’s Office of Hearing Officers…

Michel Rene Lavelanet (also known as Michael Rene Lavelanet) of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Woodstock Financial Group Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $699,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) the customer’s account was mishandled by Lavelanet (2) contractual obligations…