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…

Mark Sam Kolta of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages based on accusations of them being placed into unsuitable real estate security products by Kolta when he was employed by National…

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….

Arthur Mel Coffey (also known as Mel Coffey) of Miller Place New York a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial is referenced in a FINRA investigation which may lead to Department of Enforcement bringing a disciplinary action against him for possibly churning customer accounts and making unsuitable trades in violation of FINRA rules. FINRA Case…

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…

David Michael Cutolo Senior of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $9,100.00 in damages founded upon accusations that the customer had been invested in unsuitable common and preferred stocks and that the…

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…

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