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…

Marcelo Javier Poliak of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 10, 2017 in which the customer requested $27,427.95 in damages based upon allegations that Poliak made omissions and misstatements of material fact in connection with the recommendation and sale…

Hillard Charles Rest of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker registered with JRL Capital Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Rest breached his fiduciary duties, made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, in violation…

Paul Itzchak Antevy of North Miami Beach, Florida, a stockbroker registered with FMSBonds Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $14,999.00 in damages supported by accusations of the customer being misled by Antevy regarding investments in corporate debt while Antevy was employed by FMSBonds. Financial…

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

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

Gilberto Briseno (also known as Gilbert Briseno), of Boutte, Louisiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 4, 2021, in which the customer requested $13,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of losses caused by unsuitable trading of closed-end funds and real estate…

Marcello Lattuca, of Massapequa, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with NBC Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of elder abuse and breach of fiduciary duty pertaining to real estate security and stock transactions executed by Lattuca between 2012…

Eric Carl Willer, of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, has been suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he provided unsuitable investment recommendations to customers regarding bond offerings while he was associated with Fusion Analytics…

Scott Alan Kaufman, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of his improper fixed income trading strategy while he was employed by…

Christopher M. Olson, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 3, 2020, in which the customer requested $62,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Olson while he was registered with RBC Capital Markets….

Stephen Sloane, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations that Sloane provided unsuitable investment recommendations regarding government debt investments when he was employed by WestPark Capital. Financial…

Christiane Olsen of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 3, 2020, where the customer requested compensatory damages founded on accusations of Olsen selling them unsuitable corporate bonds and notes while she was registered with UBS Financial…

Alan Zelig Appelbaum a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $550,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that they had been sold unsuitable structured products when Appelbaum was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration…

John Alexander Tarpinian of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $342,852.00 in damages based upon accusations that they received bad investment advice from Tarpinian regarding structured notes transactions when he was…

Debasish Hajra (also known as Dave Hajra) of Marietta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for thirty days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that unauthorized unit investment trust and bond trades were executed…

NEXT Financial Group a securities broker dealer headquartered in Houston Texas has been censured and fined $750,000.00 by Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that NEXT Financial Group failed to supervise its stockbrokers’ transactions resulting in unsuitable municipal bond and mutual fund transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Ricardo Fontana Guimaraes of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $57,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been sold unsuitable bonds from Guimaraes when he was associated with UBS Financial…

Ricky Alan Mantei of Lexington South Carolina a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of JP Turner Company has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Extended Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that Mantei engaged in a prearranged trading scheme….

Robert David Cohen (also known as Bob Cohen and as Rob Cohen) a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of UBS Financial Services has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 14, 2019 where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unauthorized bond purchases were…

Melinda Joyce Abood of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 21, 2020 where the customer requested $42,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer’s investment instructions were not followed concerning securities held in their UBS…

Stephen Sloane of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on a Decision issued by FINRA’s Office of Hearing Officers who found that Sloane made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers…

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…

Eric Travis Roark of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on July 14, 2020 based upon accusations that Roark effected excessive fixed income securities trades in violation of company policy. Roark has been identified in two customer initiated investment related disputes…

Roberto Alejandro Fernandez of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $160,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer received unsuitable investment advice and had been sold government debt investments that were misrepresented. Financial…

James Whitney Story (also known as Whit Story) of Fitzgerald Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $50,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that fixed income securities had been recommended by Story during the time that he was associated…

Steven Ellsworth Larson of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly employed by Oakbridge Financial Services has been issued a Decision by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) National Adjudicatory Council in which he has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by findings that he defrauded investors. Department of Enforcement v….

John Alexander Tarpinian of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Paulson Investment Company LLC and Newport Coast Securities Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $23,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between February of 2013 and March of 2019, a fiduciary duty…

Francisco Javier Valenzuela of Tucson Arizona a stockbroker formerly associated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 6, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable corporate bond investments by the stockbroker between June…

Morgan Stanley a securities broker dealer headquartered in Purchase New York has been censured and fined $175,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that it neglected to supervise stockbroker engaged in bond trading scheme. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019063917801 (Aug. 12, 2020). According to the AWC, a stockbroker by…

Stephen Sloane of New York New York a stockbroker employed by Morgan Stanley has been identified in a FINRA Department of Enforcement Complaint where the regulator is seeking sanctions including a fine and suspension against Sloane for providing unsuitable investment recommendations to customers and for charging them excessive fees for trades that he executed at…

Lazaro Armando Fernandez Paredes of Dorchester Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed into fraudulent closed end funds and municipal debt investments during the time that Paredes…

Kenneth Marc Hutkin of New York New York a stockbroker and investment adviser representative formerly associated with Morgan Stanley has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 20, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable municipal debt investments…

Zachary Evan Feinsilver of North Miami Florida a stockbroker registered with FMSbonds Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on March 7, 2019 where the customer sought $33,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was poorly advised by Feinsilver regarding a municipal debt investment during the period in which…

Marc S. Strafaci (also known as Marr S. Strafari) of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker employed by Hennion Walsh Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled to resolve accusations that municipal bond trades which were purchased by Strafaci in the customer’s Hennion Walsh account failed to be…

Brian Christopher Rieman of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker associated with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $19,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Rieman’s investment recommendations failed to be suitable for the customer during the period in which the stockbroker was employed…

John Robert Morris of Warren New Jersey a stockbroker currently employed by UBS Financial Services Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $25,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning investments in oil and gas securities and Puerto…

Hector J. Gonzalez (also known as Hector Gonzales Colon) of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $3,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) investment recommendations were unsuitable in view of the customer’s…

Julian E. Munoz (also known as Julian Munoz Martinez) of Dorchester Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander 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 based upon findings that the stockbroker entered into a loan arrangement with a…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly associated with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) municipal bonds transactions effected when Fladell was employed by RBC Capital Markets failed to…

Dario Alberto Ochoa of Guaynabo Puerto Rico a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $210,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) investment recommendations made by the stockbroker were unsuitable for the customer in view of the customer’s…

James Henry Duffy of Riverhead New York a stockbroker currently employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between March 2006 and July 2017, unsuitable investment recommendations were made about Puerto Rico municipal bonds sold to the…

Samuel Kluft Koltun of West Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $180,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable investments including Puerto Rico bonds between December of 2009 and May…

Christopher James Butler of Woodland Hills California a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $395,579.00 in damages supported by allegations that corporate bonds held in the customer’s account were unsuitable. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 17-01267 (May 16,…

David Hugh Bindelglass of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved for $100,000.00 in damages on January 10, 2019 founded on accusations that unsuitable municipal debt trades had been effected in the customer’s account during the time that Bindelglass…

Laurence Charles Greene of Ellijay Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Herbert J. Sims Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $65,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) false or misleading statements had been made in regard to investments Greene sold to the customer (2)…

Jeffrey Lamar Burton of Greenville South Carolina a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved on November 5, 2019 for $1,550,00.00 on November 5, 2019 supported by allegations that (1) the customer was charged excessive commissions on trades executed in…

Robert C. David Jr. of Farmington Hills Michigan a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on March 5, 2019 supported by allegations that (1) David used false information about customers to effect bond transactions in their Morgan Stanley accounts and (2) trades were effected by…

Arthur Lee Boyd III of Lauderdale Lakes Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with SunTrust Investment Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $10,000.00 on June 13, 2019 supported by allegations that (1) Boyd made misrepresentations concerning the risks of the bonds that he sold while employed…

James Edward Knee (also known as Jim Knee) of Concord New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 26, 2019 in which the customer requested $20,615.79 in damages based upon allegations that unfounded statements had been made concerning an…

Arturo Rexach Mundo of Guaynabo Puerto Rico a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $7,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made concerning government debt investments and (2) investment recommendations made by the…

Ian M. Deliz Morales of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $750,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that from August of 2014 to September of 2019, the customer had been placed into closed end fund and…

Jason Andrew Taub of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 10, 2019 in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon allegations that (1) unauthorized common and preferred stock trades and corporate…

Sean Michael Logue of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $10,000.00 on May 9, 2019 based upon accusations of bad mutual fund investment recommendations being made to the customer which resulted in the customer purchasing…

Larry Charles Wolfe of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Herbert J. Sims Co. Inc. (also known as HJ Simms) was named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which he was ordered by a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration Panel to pay $480,000.00 in compensatory damages to a customer…

William Hennion of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that between 2015 and 2018, the customer was provided poor investment advice from Hennion as it pertained to investments…

Thomas Joseph Logue Jr. of Hinsdale Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with American Independent Securities Group LLC is the subject of a regulatory action initiated by the Illinois Securities Department in reference to allegations of Logue’s failure to provide documentation to the regulator after he was subpoenaed during an investigation into his potentially unsuitable and…

Carmine Claudio Capone of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker and supervisor currently registered with The GMS Group LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Capone failed to supervise a stockbroker who (1) made investment recommendations that failed to be suitable…

Ricky Alan Mantei (also known as Ricky Alan Mantel) of Lexington South Carolina a stockbroker and branch office manager formerly employed by J.P. Turner Company LLC has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that Mantei engaged in unauthorized prearranged trading involving customer accounts while employed by J.P….

Ronald G. Richer of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker currently employed by Garden State Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $16,300.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) fiduciary obligations to the customer were violated and (2) Theravance Inc. put options and stocks executed in…

Michael Frank Paesano of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $145,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) government debt trades were effected in the customer’s managed account in excessive amounts and (2) some of the customer’s…

Michael Jay Sharenow of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Sharenow placed the customer in bad municipal debt investments including municipal bonds. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Lisa Jacqueline Lowi (also known as Lisa Jacqueline Vineberg) of West Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer was placed into inappropriate and speculative municipal debt…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the Puerto Rico bond transactions effected in the customer’s investment account during the time Fladell…

Clifford C. Vatter III of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. is the subject of an Order issued by the Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Financial Institution in which Vatter’s application to employed by International Assets Management LLC was retracted and Vatter consented to not registering as…

Ross Sinclaire Associates LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio has been censured and fined $200,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that (1) Ross Sinclaire did not make required disclosures to investors concerning its municipal offering and (2) Ross Sinclaire failed to supervise activities relating to stockbrokers’ direct market…

Jeffrey Neil Cadan of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim that settled for $1,200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2011 and 2016, Cadan executed excessive government debt trades in the customer’s account causing the customers losses. Financial…

Donnie Eugene Ingram of Winter Haven Florida a stockbroker associated with Cetera Advisors LLC and Investors Capital Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $23,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Ingram executed unsuitable corporate debt and real estate investment trust trades in the customer’s account. Financial…

Jose R. Juanarena Ferrari of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly registered with Popular Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $125,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Ferrari made inappropriate investment recommendations to the customer concerning the purchases of closed end funds…

Eugene Henry Freund of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $157,500.00 in damages founded on allegations that bad municipal debt investment transactions were executed in the customer’s account during the time Freund was associated…

J.W. Korth Company a securities broker dealer headquartered in Lansing Michigan has been censured by Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to a National Adjudicatory Council Decision affirming a Hearing Panel’s findings of the firm overcharging customers on municipal and corporate debt securities transactions effected in customers’ accounts. In the matter of Department of Enforcement…

Douglas Hart Birnie of Herndon Virginia a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 17, 2018 where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that on January 24, 2018: (1) omissions had been made to the customer…

Bryan Jeffrey Schon of Bloomfield Hills Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 11, 2017 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by accusations that between 2014 and 2016, energy bond transactions effected in the customer’s account were not suitable…

AXA Advisors LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York New York has been censured and fined $600,000.00 by Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on findings that (1) AXA Advisors made misrepresentations about the bonds sold to the firm’s retirement account customers and (2) AXA Advisors neglected to supervise its practices to ensure…

Rick Alan Davidson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 15, 2017 where the customer sought $21,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unauthorized corporate debt trades were executed in the customer’s account while Davidson was associated with…

Arturo Colon of Mayaguez Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly employed by Santander Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the customer’s account transactions had been negligently administered (2) contractual obligations were breached (3) securities rules and…

Pedro Juan Rodriguez Rivera of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly registered with Oriental Financial Services Corp. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $463,417.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the risks of investments chosen…

Derek David Rosenberg of Las Vegas Nevada a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $70,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning municipal debt investments selected for the customer’s account…

Yolanda M. Rosich Clemente of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker currently registered with Popular Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $235,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was inappropriately advised to invest in Puerto Rico securities including closed end fund and government…

Keith Edwin Downard of Canfield Ohio a stockbroker currently employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which settled for $51,242.45 in damages on April 8, 2016 supported by allegations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the risks of mortgage-related asset-backed debt investments purchased…

Thomas Earl Wilkinson III of Mesa Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with J.P. Turner Company LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $32,500.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was placed in unsuitable corporate debt products including Puerto Rico bonds and Brogdon bonds. Financial…

Angel Edgardo Aquino-Velez of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested unspecified damages founded on accusations that between 2011 and 2017, closed-end fund and municipal debt transactions were executed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the…

Marc S. Strafaci of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $83,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that Strafaci made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning municipal debt products that the customer ultimately purchased and…

Anthony N. Macaluso of Floral Park New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Capital One Investing LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 4, 2017 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by accusations that the customer’s managed wrap account held investments that were not suitable for the…

Gregory Jackson Baxter of Fresno California a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on November 29, 2017 based upon allegations that he engaged in outside business activities in 2017 after his requests for engaging in those activities had already been denied by the firm. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Martin Kevin Walcoe of Syosset New York a stockbroker currently employed by David Lerner Associates Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 9, 2016 where the customer requested unspecified compensatory damages founded on accusations that unauthorized trades of equities and government-debt products had been executed in the customer’s account….

James Hal Heafner (also known as Jim Heafner) of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Taylor Capital Management Inc and former investment adviser representative of Retirement Wealth Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $268,015.79 in damages founded on allegations that (1) inappropriate…

NTB Financial Corporation of Centennial Colorado has been censured and fined $45,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by allegations that the firm overcharged customers on corporate bond transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2015047738901 (Dec. 10, 2018). Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2015047738901 (Dec. 10, 2018). According to the…

Richard William Schloss of Canton Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled to resolve allegations that Schloss inappropriately placed the customer’s assets in a variable annuity which exposed the customer to unnecessary surrender penalties and illiquidity. Financial…

Aaron Lupuloff of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Sterne Agee Leach Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $5,005,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was defrauded by being sold taxable revenue bonds. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 18-02134 (Aug….

Jerry Michael Rayburn of Lake Grove New York a stockbroker currently registered with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $74,927.40 in damages founded on accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the customer’s investments in mutual funds…

Carlos Aurelio Alvarado of Houston Texas a stockbroker currently employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 8, 2018 where the customer sought unspecified damages supported by accusations that between 2005 and 2018, Alvarado executed corporate debt transactions in the customer’s account that were not suitable for…

John Mark Johnston of Broken Arrow Oklahoma a stockbroker formerly employed by BOK Financial Securities Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint involving where the customer sought $120,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Johnston deceived customers in the course of selling them corporate debt investments and direct participation program or…

Peter Chris Marketos of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co Inc. and Raymond James Associates Inc. has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Marketos made unsuitable investment recommendations to…

Robert Luis Maldonado of Guaynabo Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of (1) violations of securities laws (2) breach of contract (3) supervisory failures (4) negligence (5) breach of fiduciary duty…

Ross Allen Stein of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $32,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that Stein placed municipal debt purchases in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer. FINRA Arbitration…

Ricardo Antonio Rodriguez Vazquez of Guaynabo Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly employed by Santander Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on April 10, 2018 where the customer sought $979,000 in damages based upon accusations of (1) negligence (2) failure to supervise (3) breach of the duty of good faith…

Raymond Phillip Kvalvog of Fargo North Dakota a former Wells Fargo Advisors LLC branch manager has been ordered by an Arbitration Panel to pay a customer $75,383.75 in compensatory damages based on the Panel finding Kvalvog and Wells Fargo liable for committing fraud by steering the customer into placing more than $2,000,000.00 of the customer’s…

Lazaro Armando Fernandez Paredes of Dorchester Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) transactions were executed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer (2) the customer’s account…

Catherine Mercedes Santiago Toca of Guaynabo Puerto Rico a stockbroker currently employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that between July 2011 and August 2017, (1) Toca made investment recommendations to the…

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