Robert Steven Meyer, 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 Meyer refused to appear for testimony in a FINRA investigation. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022076459306 (April 9, 2024)….

Dax Aaron Seale (also known as Dax Seale), of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action that was settled for $9,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Seale engaged in unsuitable trading and “reverse churning,” when Seale was associated with Raymond…

James Brett Stuart of Castle Rock, Colorado, a stockbroker previously registered with Richfield Orion International Inc., was barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to create and implement a supervisory system designed to comply with securities laws and FINRA rules; he failed to supervise stockbrokers’…

Louis Joseph Pellegriti, of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pellegriti breached his fiduciary duties, engaged in churning, made misrepresentations of…

Joseph C. DeSapio, of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been suspended for 15 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because DeSapio engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in customer accounts and borrowed money from a customer. Letter of Acceptance,…

Stewart Ginn (also known as Stewart Taylor and Paxton Ginn Jr.), of Santa Maria, California, a stockbroker registered with Independent Financial Group LLC, is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Complaint in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Ginn based upon allegations that Ginn churned customer accounts. Department of Enforcement v….

Tory A. Duggins of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Duggins engaged in excessive trading and failed to report a customer complaint. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Troy Allen Orlando of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been fined and suspended for 20 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Orlando engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Arthur Bruce McQuaide of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities, LLC, has been suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because McQuaide engaged in churning or excessive trading in his customer accounts during the time that he was associated with Spartan…

Yann C. Faho (also known as John Faho and Jann Faho), of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Faho used unauthorized communication devices to correspond with customers regarding…

Nicholas Michael Caruso of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Monmouth Capital Management LLC, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Caruso engaged in excessive trading during the time that he was associated with Monmouth Capital Management LLC. Letter…

Gary Steven Costello II, of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., is the subject of an investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,103,426.00 in damages based upon allegations that Costello engaged in churning, unauthorized withdrawals, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud, and state…

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…

Monmouth Capital Management LLC, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, has been expelled from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) membership because it churned customer accounts and failed to supervise certain representatives, resulting in losses to customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022076459303 (July 6, 2023). Between August of…

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…

Eduardo Andrew Martinez (also known as Andrew Martins and Andrew Martin), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with PHX Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $33,269.42 in damages based upon allegations that Martinez engaged in unauthorized trading, breached fiduciary…

Ivan Richard Gefen of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gefen breached a contract, committed fraud, was negligent, and breached fiduciary duties in connection with the…

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,…

Kumail Abbas (also known as Ken Abbas), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $181,056.00 in damages based upon allegations that Abbas charged excessive commissions and engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading…

Arkady Ginsburg of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., has been censured by the State of Maryland because he was sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for unsuitable and excessive trading. Consent Order No. 20220157 (June 14, 2022). Ginsburg’s registration has been withdrawn in the state, and he agreed…

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…

David Jonathon Feigeles of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $3,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Feigeles breached his fiduciary duties, breached a contract, converted funds, was negligent, failed to supervise certain…

Michael Ciro Colletti of Glen Cove, New York, a stockbroker registered with The Investment Center Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by FINRA in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Colletti based upon allegations that Colletti engaged in unauthorized and unsuitable trading. Department of Enforcement v. Colletti, Complaint No. 2019061942901 (February…

Todd Anthony Cirella of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Laidlaw Company Ltd., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Cirella made unsuitable recommendations and engaged in churning or excessive trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

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…

Leonid Yurovsky (also known as Lenny Yurovsky), of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC., has been suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Yurovsky engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020066888401 (December…

Richard Foerster Reynolds of Garden City, 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 for $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Reynolds made unsuitable investment recommendations, engaged in unauthorized trading, churned the customer’s accounts, committed fraud,…

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.,…

Chad Edward Allen of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., 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 Allen committed fraud, engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading, made unsuitable recommendations, and failed to…

Brian Robert Roth of Morristown, NJ, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Roth made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact and failed to supervise certain registered representatives in connection…

Elliot Hough Sherer of Melville, NY, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested damages based upon allegations that Sherer breached his fiduciary duties, was negligent, made misrepresentations of material fact, breached a contract, and churned the customer’s…

Eugene Arthur McAdams (also known as Eugene Arthur Mc Adams), of Center Moriches, NY, a stockbroker registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because McAdams failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules with…

Bernard F. Jasmin (also known as Berny Francis and Berny Jazz), of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Empire Asset Management Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $4,800,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Jasmin committed fraud, churned the customer’s accounts,…

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,…

John Sebastion Cangialosi Jr., of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,281,156.00 in damages based upon allegations that Cangialosi churned the customer’s account, charged excessive commissions, made misrepresentations of material fact,…

Mitchell Scott Biernick of Freeport, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Biernick failed to testify during the time that FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

Mirsad A. Muharemovic (also known as Mirso Muharemovic), of Staten Island, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $115,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Muharemovic churned the customer’s account, engaged in excessive trading, and made…

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…

Anthony Tricarico of New York, 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 $450,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Tricarico made unsuitable recommendations of investments when Tricarico was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory…

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…

Praxedes Russi of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $15,974.00 in damages based upon allegations that Russi churned the customer’s account, charged the customer excessive commissions, made unauthorized…

John Joseph Santariello of Coram, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Santariello failed to pay a FINRA arbitration customer award against him for more than $420,000. FINRA Arbitration No. 19-02196 (Jan. 10,…

Nicholas James Schiano of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $350,343.10 in damages based upon allegations that Schiano churned the customer’s account, made unsuitable investment recommendations, breached…

Joseph Paul Todaro, of Melville, 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 $194,599.73 in damages based upon allegations that Todaro engaged in excessive trading,  charged the customer excessive commissions, and engaged in…

Douglas Jarrett Rosenberg of Mineola, 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 because of his excessive and unsuitable trading during the time that he was associated with Joseph Stone Capital. 2019063821605 (December…

Adam Maggio of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,087,663.24 in damages based upon allegations that Maggio made unauthorized and unsuitable transactions, churned the customer’s account, acted negligently, and breached a…

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….

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….

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…