Ariel A. Rivero of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Jefferies LLC, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Rivero borrowed money from a customer without firm approval and attempted to settle a customer complaint without firm knowledge. Letter…

Sterling Carmen Hirsch, of Yucaipa, California, a stockbroker registered with Center Street Securities Inc., has been fined $20,000.00 by the California Department of Insurance because Hirsch ignored suitability requirements and entered into a customer loan. Case No. IE202000426 (May 24, 2023). Hirsch’s insurance license has been placed in a probationary state for five years. This…

Cynthia S. Beyerlein of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been fined and suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Beyerlein, in 2021, while registered through an association with Ameriprise, Beyerlein borrowed approximately $190,000 from a firm customer without…

Lawrence Richard Brockman, of Poland, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with Moors Cabot Inc., has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for 22 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Brockman borrowed money from a customer against Moors Cabot Inc. policies. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022076528901…

Kirk James Crossen of Carmel, Indiana, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on October 31, 2023, based upon allegations that Crossen was not forthcoming during the securities broker dealer’s inquiry into a loan from Crossen’s customer at a prior firm. Public Disclosure also shows that…

Kimberly Ann Carson (also known as Kimberly Beveridge) of San Jose, California, a stockbroker previously registered with SCF Securities Inc., 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 Carson “borrowed” customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. No….

Michael Archimede of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Archimede refused to provide information and documents and to appear for testimony concerning his potential borrowing of customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Willie Joseph Rosser Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker registered with Pruco Securities LLC, has been fined $5,000 and suspended for 45 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Rosser borrowed customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022074772401 (January 30, 2024). In 2021, Pruco…

Robert Allen Silvestri (also known as Rob Silvestri), of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp. and Level Four Financial, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Silvestri refused to comply with the regulator’s request for testimony during an investigation into allegations…

John Lawrence Abrams (also known as Jack Abrams), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Equitable Advisors LLC, was discharged by the securities broker dealer on August 28, 2023, based upon allegations that Abrams took a loan from a customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Abrams has been identified in…

Kevin Joseph Carroll of Glastonbury, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member because he borrowed a customer’s funds and engaged in unauthorized trading in unit investment trusts during the time that he was associated…

Nicholas Randolph Radke Jr. (also known as Randy Radke), of Lake Oswego, Oregon, a stockbroker registered with American Independent Securities Group LLC, has been fined $60,000.00 by Oregon Division of Financial Regulation because Radke made omissions and misrepresentations of material fact. Consent Order No. S-19-0040 (May 11, 2021). The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation initiated…

Richard Lynn Goldston of Fort Scott, Kansas, a stockbroker registered with Edward Jones, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on June 8, 2023, in which the customer requested $41,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Goldston “borrowed” customer funds and committed fraud in connection with the sale of investments during…

Robert Charles Starnes of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with SA Stone Wealth Management Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Starnes failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules during the time that he was associated with…

Billy Pascal Stanage Jr. of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a stockbroker registered with Commonwealth Financial Network, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Stanage failed to provide information and documents to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of…

David Richard Geake, of Northbrook, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Geake engaged in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021072679901 (July 10, 2023). In September 2018, Ausdal Financial Partners disclosed…

Brad Michael Jacobson of Linwood, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Jacobson failed to provide information and documents to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of…

Raymond Sardina of Coral Gables, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., was 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 Sardina made unsuitable recommendations of stocks during the time that Sardina was associated with Raymond James…

Ronald Joseph Sagasser (also known as Ron Sagasser), of Miamisburg, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with W&S Brokerage Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Sagasser failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of…

John Nicholas Terzis of Skokie, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Terzis borrowed customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022073846901 (December 23, 2022). According to the AWC, Terzis borrowed $200,000 from an elderly…

Scott Paul Smith of Huntington Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Smith borrowed customer funds. Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020066349702 (January 5, 2023). Smith served as a registered representative at Edward…

Clinton F. Byrd, of Tallahassee, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Cantella Co. Inc., has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on May 28, 2021, based upon allegations that Byrd failed to disclose certain outside business activities. On January 9, 2023, Byrd was suspended by FINRA for the undisclosed sale of promissory notes.  Department of…

Eric James Stone of Jacksonville, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Stone failed to provide information and documents to FINRA and failed to testify during the time that FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations…

William Forrest Winchester III (also known as Bill Woods), of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $62,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Winchester made misrepresentations of material fact in connection with the…

Warren Ellwood Rowe of Richmond, Virginia, a stockbroker registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Rowe failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020066566001…

John Nicholas Terzis of Skokie, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Terzis “borrowed” customer funds from an elderly customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022073846901 (December 23, 2022). According to the AWC, in December…

Roger Allan Duval of Spokane, Washington, a stockbroker registered with MML Investors Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Duval failed to repay customer funds that Duval “borrowed” when he was associated with MML Investors Services…

Gregory Alan Levine of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker registered with First Allied Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Levine “borrowed” money from the customer when Levine was associated with First Allied Securities Inc. Financial…

Efrain Balderrama Trujillo of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker registered with Western International Securities Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Trujillo borrowed from a customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021072406801 (October 14, 2022). According…

Apostolos Nicolas Pitsironis (also known as Paul Pitsironis), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pitsironis borrowed but failed to repay customer funds when Pitsironis was…

Alicia M. Hinojosa Gutierrez (also known as Alicia Myrthala Hinojosa and A. M. Hinojosa Gutierrez), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., was discharged on April 29, 2021, based upon allegations that she made unapproved financial arrangements with a customer and used unauthorized means to communicate with…

Manish Hemant Shah, of Princeton, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 3, 2019 in which the customer requested $145,865.95 in damages based upon allegations that Shah made misrepresentations, defrauded the customer, and converted the customer’s funds in connection…

David Thomas Hixon of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Hixon based upon allegations that Hixon failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation. FINRA Case No. 2021070867702 (July 20, 2022)….

Anthony Baker Liddle (also known as Tony B. Liddle) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Landolt Securities and Western International Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Liddle refused to comply with the regulator during an investigation into Liddle’s…

Philip Anthony Simone of Irvine, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (formerly known as AXA), is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 30, 2021, where the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations that Simone did not pay them back on a loan Simone received while registered…

Stephen Gregory Whitman (also known as Steve Whitman) of Chesterfield, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to provide information to FINRA when it investigated him for a customer complaint. Department of Enforcement v. Stephen G. Whitman, Disciplinary Proceeding…

Alan Robert Price of Frankfort, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 18 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Price borrowed money from an Edward Jones customer and failed to provide information and documents to…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer of Pepper Pike, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading, loaned funds to a Stifel Nicolaus customer, and…

Carl Wade Thomason, of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker formerly registered with OFG Financial Services Inc., 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 a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of his outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Kelly Diane Thomason (also known as Kelly Diane Jones), of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker formerly registered with OFG Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she refused to cooperate with FINRA while she was under investigation. Letter of…

Warren Ellwood Rowe Jr., of Richmond, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he refused to cooperate with FINRA’s requests while the regulator investigated him for potentially taking loans from Oppenheimer customers without…

Michael Earl Reither, of Saint Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and barred by the State of Missouri from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser representative according to an Order containing findings that Reither borrowed from a customer without authorization from First Allied Securities and…

John James Hoidas of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Uhlmann Price Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $499,000.00 in damages based on accusations that Hoidas provided unsuitable recommendations as it pertained to private placements while he was employed by Uhlmann Price…

Paul Wesley Furusho of San Francisco California a stockbroker formerly registered with APW Capital Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Furusho did not testify in a FINRA investigation relating to his potential loan arrangement with an APW Capital customer and…

Christopher Bryan Black (also known as Chris Bryan Black) of Statesboro Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 21, 2021, where the customer sought $84,166.22 in damages based upon accusations that Black provided unsuitable recommendations to them concerning municipal bonds…

Courtney Michelle Kaplan (also known as Courtney Michelle Carlsen, Courtney Michelle Ingram, and Courtney Ingram Yarmesch) of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that she failed to comply with a FINRA…

Alan Robert Price of Frankfort Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with engaging in unauthorized activities including borrowing from customers while he was registered with Edward Jones. Department of Enforcement v. Alan Price Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2020066136801 (Aug. 30, 2021). According…

Jorge Antonio Netto of Coral Gables Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Boreal Capital Securities LLC (formerly known as Mora WM Securities Inc.) has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with engaging in outside business activities that were not authorized and which involved a customer of the securities broker dealer…

Jeffrey Travis Drost of Victoria Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Drost failed to cooperate with FINRA during the period that he was under investigation for potentially borrowing from customers…

William Wright Jr. of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Wright failing to cooperate during the period that he was investigated for “borrowing” customer funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

David Allen Maute of Springfield Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Maute did not provide a response to FINRA’s requests for his documents and information in an investigation about his possible…

Hung Sam (also known as Sam T. Hung and as Hung Tuan Sam) a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services 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 Sam borrowed funds from a customer…

Elias Moses Hakimian (also known as Elias Moses Lopez-Hakimian) of Seal Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial 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 borrowed an LPL Financial customer’s funds in…

Keith Holcomb of Pawtucket Rhode Island a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Holcomb borrowed customer funds in violation of MML company policy. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Alan Robert Price of Frankfort Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Department of Enforcement with failing to cooperate with FINRA’s requests during the period that he was under investigation for borrowing funds form a customer. Department of Enforcement v. Alan Price Disciplinary Proceeding No….

Manish Hemant Shah of Princeton New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for 20 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he borrowed money from a Northwestern customer and had concealed his activities…

Lisa Ann Brumm (also known as Lisa Ann Moon) of Portland Oregon a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she provided unsuitable recommendations to customers and made misrepresentations…

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…

Christopher Bryan Black of Statesboro Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he did not comply with FINRA Department of Enforcement during its investigation into loans that Black possibly received from a customer of…

Lance Roman Armstrong of Columbia New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services has been issued an Order by New Jersey Bureau of Securities on September 17, 2020 in which Armstrong’s stockbroker registration in New Jersey has been revoked founded on allegations that he neglected to obtain authorization from Raymond James to…

Charles Acheson Laverty of Newport Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with TCFG Wealth Management LLC has been issued a Decision by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) National Adjudicatory Council which affirmed that Laverty is barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based on findings of Laverty borrowing from customers and providing…

Timothy Aaron Engelmann of Albuquerque New Mexico a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC 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 Engelmann borrowed funds from customers without authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Michael Alan Biedny of Clarence New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services 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 Biedny concealed from Raymond James that he took $118,000 from a senior customer….

Philip Anthony Simone of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been fined $12,000.00 and suspended for eleven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Simone borrowed funds from elderly customers and then failed to be forthcoming about it with…

Michael Kris Pina of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by PFS Investments Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for sixteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Pina borrowed money from customers of the securities broker dealer. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

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….

Lawrence E. Hagedorn of Andover Kansas a stockbroker formerly registered with ON Equity Sales Company (ONESCO) has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative based on findings of Hagedorn pleading guilty to state securities laws violations. In the Matter of Lawrence E. Hagedorn Administrative Proceeding File…

Ferrell Lee Rollins Jr of Rocky Mount North Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by Capital Investment Group Inc. 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 Rollins borrowed funds from an elderly Capital Investment Group customer. Letter…

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…

Omar Waleed Hammad-Randolph of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Hammad-Randolph borrowed from a customer of the securities broker dealer without…

Ronald James Knight (also known as Ramone Knight) of Timonium Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $128,351.26 on April 10, 2018 based upon allegations of the stockbroker having failed to repay a NYLife Securities LLC customer after borrowing funds…

Jean Connell Hicks of Saint Petersburg Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Fortune Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Hicks neglected to furnish documentation and information to FINRA personnel when she was under investigation for borrowing from a customer…

Anthony Glenn Hall of Dayton Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Edward Jones has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with the regulator’s investigation into accusations of complaints relating to customer loans. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

William Forrest Winchester III (also known as Bill Woods) a stockbroker formerly associated with Raymond James Financial Services has been referenced in a Tennessee Securities Division Consent Order in which Winchester was fined $45,000.00 and subject to heightened supervision requirements supported by findings that Winchester engaged in unethical and dishonest practices by obtaining loans from…

Scott Mason of Lakewood Colorado a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on accusations that Mason failed to cooperate with the regulator’s request for his information. Case No. 2018058924501 (Apr. 20, 2020). Mason will be automatically barred…

Ronald G. Richer of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Garden State Securities Inc. has been identified in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which a preliminary determination was made for Department of Enforcement to pursue an enforcement action against Richer based on accusations that he provided false documentation to…

Robert Renteria (also known as Roberto Herrera) of El Paso Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Renteria lied to FINRA about borrowing from a customer of PFS Investments. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Lawrence E. Hagedorn of Andover Kansas a stockbroker registered with ON Equity Sales Company and ON Investment Management has been barred by the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner from working as a stockbroker or investment adviser representative and has been fined $50,000.00 and ordered to pay $102,500.00 in restitution based upon allegations that the…

Stuart Myles Godin (also known as Stu Godin) of Los Angeles California a stockbroker employed by Western International Securities Inc. has been discharged on April 6, 2020 based upon allegations that Godin borrowed funds from a Western International Securities customer. Godin is the subject of seven customer initiated investment related disputes pertaining to allegations of…

Mark Thomas Lamkin of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed funds from a customer of LPL Financial without authorization and had…

Terrence Edward Bonk of Inver Grove Heights Minnesota a stockbroker formerly registered with Feltl Company has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that (1) Bonk borrowed money from a customer of Feltl Company without the securities broker…

Ziv Ohel (also known as Zir Ohel) of Long Grove Illinois a stockbroker formerly associated with CFD Investments Inc. has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by allegations that the stockbroker neglected to respond to FINRA’s request for information. FINRA Case No. 2016051838401…

Kerry Dean Wills of Manhattan Beach California a stockbroker currently associated with First Western Securities Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Wills borrowed from an elderly customer without authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

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…

Glen Joseph Webster of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon Webster’s consent to findings that he engaged in a prohibited borrowing arrangement with a customer of Wells Fargo….

Joseph Viet Duy Phan of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Phan failed to comply with FINRA when he was investigated for (1) borrowing customers’ funds without authorization from…

Cody Hawkins Fitzgerald (also known as Cody Doyle Hawkins) of Maitland Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Waddell Reed has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he borrowed a customer’s funds in contravention of the policies…

Lance Roman Armstrong of Columbia New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Armstrong neglected to comply with a FINRA investigation into allegations of his outside business activities and…

Shirley Anne Weston (also known as Shirley Craft and as Shirley Schaeffer) of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Weston impermissibly borrowed money from a customer while she was employed with…

Jaime Michael Westenbarger of Grand Rapids Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Westenbarger failed to comply with FINRA during an investigation into accusations of him borrowing funds from customers of Securities America….

Thomas H. Lawrence III of Chapel Hill Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameritas Investment Corp. is the subject of an Order issued by Tennessee Securities Division which barred him from being a stockbroker or an investment advisor in the State of Tennessee based on accusations that he borrowed money from an Ameritas Investment Corp….

William Roy Kimberlin of Dallas Texas a stockbroker registered with MetLife Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $15,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that securities laws had been violated by way of false and misleading statements being made to the customer about an…

Philip Andrew Johnson of Kingwood Texas a stockbroker registered with D.H. Hill Securities LLP has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on accusations that Johnson failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for his information. Case No. 2018056846001 (Sept. 24, 2018). According to FINRA Public Disclosure,…

David John Volpe of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker registered with First Financial Equity Corporation has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Volpe neglected to cooperate with FINRA personnel when he was being investigated for selling away or otherwise borrowing funds from customers…

David Wilson Fleming Jr. of White Plains New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated 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 consenting to findings that Fleming inappropriately borrowed money from a Stifel Nicolaus customer…

Richard Edwin Seidel of Wyomissing Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which settled for $118,.734.65 in damages on March 29, 2017 founded on allegations that $55,000.00 in total loans had been improperly taken from the customer’s insurance policy when Seidel was…

Joe Don Treece of Bentonville Arkansas a stockbroker formerly employed by Arvest Wealth Management has been barred from being a stockbroker in the state of Oklahoma according to an Order issued by the Oklahoma Department of Securities containing accusations that (1) Treece borrowed funds from a customer in an unethical and dishonest fashion (2) Treece…

Brian Lamont Royster of Ann Arbor Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with HD Vest Investment Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $295,936.76 in damages supported by allegations that (1) fraudulent misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the terms and fees relating to City Financial…

Scott Mason of Lakewood Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that a customer’s funds had been borrowed by Mason in violation of the policies of LPL Financial…

Linda Sue Zara of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services 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 Zara borrowed a customer’s funds in violation of the firm’s policies. Letter…

Fred Ronald Brown Jr. of Montgomery Alabama a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc. has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for ten months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that (1) Brown took possession of customers’ funds through an unapproved customer loan arrangement and (2)…

Patrick Neal Foley of Ontario California a stockbroker formerly employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Foley failed to cooperate with FINRA during an investigation into accusations of Foley taking possession of…

Fred Ronald Brown Jr. of Montgomery Alabama a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which had been resolved for $55,000.00 on January 8, 2018 founded on allegations that the customer was solicited for purposes of a loan where the customer’s…

Rick Esparza of Rancho Murrieta California a stockbroker formerly employed by Princor Financial Services Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which had been resolved for $19,500.00 on June 24, 2016 supported by accusations that false or misleading statements were made to the customer in regard to the customer’s provision of…

Michael Ross Highfill of Ridgeland Mississippi a stockbroker formerly employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on June 22, 2016 for $215,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) Highfill inappropriately steered the customer towards loaning Highfill funds in connection with an…

Gregory Alan Levine (also known as Greg Alan Levine) of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by First Allied Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that Levine neglected to respond to an inquiry that FINRA made regarding his activities possibly…

Phillip Andrew Johnson of Nashville Tennessee a stockbroker formerly employed by SunTrust Investment Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that Johnson refused to respond to a FINRA information request. Case No. 2018056846001 (Sept. 24, 2018). According to FINRA Public Disclosure,…

Oscar Nunez of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by J.H. Darbie Co. Inc. is the subject of a FINRA Investigation in which FINRA determined that disciplinary action should be taken by FINRA Department of Enforcement against Nunez founded on accusations of (1) Nunez taking a loan from a customer (2) Nunez falsifying…

Sampson Pearson Jr. of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that Pearson declined to cooperate with a FINRA information request. Case No. 2017054269301 (Sept. 22, 2017). According to FINRA Public…

Lorene Fairbanks (also known as Lori Miller) of Canfield Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Fairbanks entered into an unapproved customer loan arrangement in which Fairbanks…

James Edward Bashaw of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Bashaw engaged in impermissible customer loan arrangements while associated with LPL Financial. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Corey Lee Mireau of Eden Prairie Minnesota a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Mireau engaged in unapproved outside business activities (2) Mireau executed…

Michael Paul Lessard Jr. of Rock Hill South Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by Southeast Investments N.C. Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Lessard engaged in unauthorized customer loan agreements while registered with Southeast Investments N.C. Inc. and…

James Cornelius Bylenga of Portage Michigan a stockstockbroker formerly employed by 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 in FINRA’s investigation into Bylenga’s possible loan arrangements with customers of LPL Financial LLC. Letter of Acceptance…

Kevin Hao Jie Zhang of Dewitt New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco 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 Zhang engaged in an unapproved loan arrangement with a customer of Pruco Securities….

Ziv Ohel of Long Grove Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by CFD Investments Inc. has been discharged on September 6, 2017 based upon accusations from a customer who claimed that (1) unsuitable transactions were executed in the customer’s account (2) fiduciary duties owed to the customer had been breached and (3) trades were placed in…

Denise Marie Peskar of Mayfield Heights Ohio a broker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that she failed to respond to a FINRA information request. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018059051901 (Dec. 21, 2018)….

James Wayne Brink of Stockton California a prior broker of NYLife Securities LLC has been discharged by the firm on December 29, 2016 founded on accusations that (1) Brink engaged in outside business activities without having procured the firm’s permission and (2) Brink violated the firm’s policy by engaging in activities when Brink took possession…

Tami Susan Balas of Montoursville Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with SCF Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Balas did not respond to a FINRA inquiry. Case No. 2017056821201 (Nov. 19, 2018). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that Balas initially…

Patrick Thomas Golden of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for twenty months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Golden engaged in private securities (2) Golden engaged in…

Ralph Richard Von Lutzow of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oberweis Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Von Lutzow engaged in private securities transactions involving customers of the firm (2) Von Lutzow accepted customer…

Michael Andrew Norman of Reno Nevada a former NYLife Securities LLC registered representative has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Norman failed to cooperate with FINRA in an investigation into allegations of him engaging in an unapproved customer loan arrangement….

Carol Ann Holesha of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Holesha borrowed money from a customer without the firm’s permission and (2)…

Tracy Michelle Lund of Hillsborough Oregon a stockbroker formerly employed by Key Investment Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Lund failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations of her suspicious transactions involving a customer’s account. Letter of Acceptance…

John-Aaron Lenhert of Laguna Niguel California a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized customer loan arrangements. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Patrick McGrath III of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed funds from a customer without permission. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 201303723890…

J. Gordon Cloutier Jr. of Frisco Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into Cloutier’s possible unauthorized trading. Department of Enforcement v. J….

Earle Clement Tingley of Winter Haven Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Tingley inappropriately borrowed money from customers and lied about it when questioned…

Gary Dennis Ruiz of Huntington Station New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that he neglected to respond to FINRA’s information requests. Case No. 2017054030901 (Dec. 11, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure confirms…

Patrick Jermaine Phillips of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Robert W. Baird has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based in part on consenting to findings that Phillips entered into unapproved customer loan arrangements. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Gordon Tong Quan of Pasadena California a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been discharged by the firm on May 15, 2018 founded on allegations that Quan engaged in outside business activities and unapproved customer loan arrangements; conduct violative of the firm’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that…

Earle Clement Tingley of Winter Haven Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been discharged by the firm on April 27, 2018 supported by allegations that Tingley acknowledged to have entered into a customer loan arrangement in violation of the firm’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure…

Philip Albert Schreiner of San Antonio Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been discharged by the firm on April 18, 2018 founded on allegations that Schreiner (1) partook in the solicitation of outside real estate investments and other activities involving a firm customer and (2) engaged in an unapproved customer loan arrangement….

Barbara Bonnie Fox of Hampton Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with SunTrust Investment Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on April 5, 2018 supported by accusations that Fox procured a loan from one of the firm’s customers despite failing to procure approval from SunTrust Investment Services. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure…

Nicholas Modesto Disesso of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged from the firm on February 12, 2016 founded on allegations that he violated the firm’s policies concerning (1) outside business activities (2) borrowing from customers and (3) disclosures required by FINRA. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Kathryn Renee Charpie (also known as Kathryn Renee Stevens) of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC has been discharged on February 6, 2018 based upon accusations that Charpie entered into an unauthorized borrowing arrangement in violation of LPL Financial policy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on December…

Shane Gavin Springman of Portage Michigan a stockbroker employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been discharged by the firm on March 6, 2018 based upon allegations that Springman violated the firm’s policies by borrowing funds from two of the firm’s customers. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on January 18,…

Norman R. Sicard Jr. of West Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker formerly employed by Broker Dealer Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of him making unsuitable investment recommendations and…

Joseph Gordon Cloutier of Frisco Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that Cloutier failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of him executing transactions in customer accounts without permission and soliciting a loan from a customer. Department…

David Warren Olson of Saint Petersburg Florida is a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations of Olson engaging in an unpermitted customer loan…

Vincente Davila of Houston Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley who has been fired on February 1, 2018 founded on allegations that he executed unapproved customer loan arrangements in which he placed unauthorized transfers of assets into Davila’s banking account from the customer’s investment account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure…

Frank Bazan of Houston Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with BBVA Securities Inc. who has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into an unapproved customer loan arrangement and outside business activity…

Jason Hunter Likens of Orlando Florida is a stockbroker formerly employed with Oppenheimer who has been has been fined ten thousand dollars and suspended for fifteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into unapproved loan arrangements with customers of…

Douglas Edward Kary of San Diego California is a stockbroker formerly associated with Morgan Stanley who was fired on April 1 2016 based upon allegations that Kary entered into an unapproved loan arrangement between a firm customer and an outside entity that Kary was involved in. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that…

Corey Lee Mireau of Eden Prairie Minnesota is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who has been terminated from employment on September 15 2017 based upon allegations that he potentially violated the firm’s policies concerning outside business activities and customer loan arrangements. Mireau reportedly resigned while under the firm’s suspension. Financial Industry…

Larry Allen Stapp of Midland Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC who has been fined ten thousand dollars and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement with a customer…

Philip Andrew Johnson of Nashville Tennessee is a stockbroker formerly associated with SunTrust Investment Services Inc. who has been fined five thousand dollars and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed funds from a customer without authorization from the firm….

Michael Quiles III of Long Island City New York is a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC who has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that Quiles failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into accusations of his unapproved customer loan arrangement. Department of Enforcement…

Linda Sue Zara of Boca Raton Florida is a stockbroker associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services who has been fired in December 2017 based upon accusations that she executed an unapproved customer loan arrangement in violation of Wells Fargo’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that a customer initiated investment related arbitration…

James Marc Unger of Mayfield Heights Ohio is a stockbroker formerly registered with Financial America Services who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Unger (1) entered into an unapproved borrowing arrangement with a customer (2) falsely attested to his…

David Warren Olson of Saint Petersburg, Florida, a stockbroker associated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, has been fired on December 20, 2016, based upon allegations that he participated in undisclosed outside business activities and solicited a customer loan. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Olson has been identified in eight more customer…

John M. James of Golden Valley, Minnesota, a stockbroker associated with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA in an investigation into allegations of his borrowing of customer…

Bradley Ross Thompson, of Fort Collins, Colorado, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he entered into unauthorized lending arrangements with customers of the firm. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Robert Montano, of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he entered unauthorized loans with the firm’s customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Brian Royster of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with HD Vest Investment Services, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to provide FINRA with information in an investigation into his alleged borrowing of customers’ funds. Letter…

Jeffrey Waldera, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, a stockbroker previously employed by Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, has been fined $7,500.00 suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in all capacities based on consenting to findings that he entered into unauthorized lending arrangements with firm customers and then lied…

Dartanian VJ Sanders, of Metairie, Louisiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investment Inc., has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member by consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into allegations that Sanders entered into improper lending arrangements with the firm’s customers. Letter…

Kevin Ray Bonner, of Burien, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, has been fined $2,500.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member by consenting to findings that included, inter alia, Bonner’s failure to disclose a customer loan arrangement which he later defaulted on….

David Wilson Flemming Jr., of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, was fired from employment on July 5, 2017, founded upon accusations that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement with a firm customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Flemming has been identified…

Brant Andrew Ray, of Southhaven, Mississippi, a stockbroker formerly registered with Commonwealth Financial Network, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected an unapproved loan transaction and lied about it when questioned by his firm and…

William Roy Kimberlin, of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Metlife Securities Inc., has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed from customers without authorization, made misrepresentations to his firm, and participated…

Josette Lee Greechan, of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated, has been sanctioned according to a Stipulation and Order for Withdrawal issued by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau, based upon allegations that Greechan entered into…

Fred Ronald Brown, of Montgomery, Alabama, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., was fired on July 12, 2017, based upon allegations that Fred Ron  entered into a loan arrangement with a customer despite failing to first gain authorization from the firm. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure Reveals that…

Thomas Lawrence, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameritas Investment Corp., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that he borrowed funds from a customer in violation of the firm’s policies. Department of Enforcement v. Thomas Lawrence, No. 2016051945101 (July 27, 2017). According to the Complaint,…

Todd Joseph Pilosi, of Fresno, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in unauthorized transactions involving customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016051455601 (Apr….

Jaime Hazael Aguilar, of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member based upon consenting to findings that he entered into unauthorized loan arrangements with the firm’s customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016050297702 (July…

Lorene Fairbanks, of Canfield, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial, has been terminated from employment on May 18, 2017, based upon allegations that Fairbanks borrowed funds from a customer and corresponded with customers in violation of the firm’s policies. This is not the first time that Fairbanks has been terminated from employment based upon…

Mitchell G. Behm, of Denver, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Behm, inter alia, engaged in an unauthorized borrowing arrangement with a customer of the…

M. Tyler Bonds, of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he entered into a loan arrangement with a customer in violation of his firm’s policies….

Christopher Anthony Fernan, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Salomon Whitney Financial, was terminated from employment on February 17, 2017, based upon allegations that he entered into an unauthorized loan arrangement with a firm customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Fernan has been named in three customer initiated investment…

Cathy Ione Earnest, of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that she failed to furnish complete information to FINRA in the course of FINRA’s investigation into allegations of Earnest’s unauthorized…