Richard Mark Braverman (also known as Rich Braverman) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Geneos Wealth Management Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $275,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Braverman provided unsuitable advice to the customer regarding direct participation program…

Luke Michael Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of Johnson made unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning real estate securities and direct investments, including direct participation…

Mark Alan Kemp of Corpus Christi, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with McNally Financial Services Corporation, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $370,006.75 in damages based upon accusations of fraud and the violation of federal and Texas securities laws concerning mutual fund and direct…

Shimshon Plotkin (also known as Shim Plotkin), of Chevy Chase, Maryland, a stockbroker currently registered with Independent Financial Group LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA Securities Arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by allegations that they were sold unsuitable investments including real estate investment trusts (non-traded…

Hillary Joy Wertlieb, of Lynbrook, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $12,500.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence by Wertlieb concerning the customer’s purchase of direct investments including direct participation program interests and limited…

Darren Michael Kubiak, of Alpharetta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty and the violation of securities laws regarding preferred stock, real estate security, and…

Joseph Gerard Michaletz (also known as Joseph Gerard Michaeletz, Joseph Gerald Michaletz, and Joe Michaletz), of Mankato, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC and Triad Advisors Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,550,000.00 in damages founded on allegations…

Frank Joseph Coussens, of Coral Gables, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 27, 2020, in which the customer sought $29,918.55 in damages based upon accusations of them being placed into an unsuitable direct investment when Coussens was registered with…

Robert Mark Star of Bluffton South Carolina a stockbroker currently registered with IBN Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of a breach of fiduciary duty by Star during the period that he was registered with…

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

Arthur Stewart Hoffman (also known as Art Hoffman) of Glendale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $358,183.00 in damages founded upon accusations of them being placed into Zima Digital Assets because of Hoffman’s unsuitable investment…

Noel Ray Vincent of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty relating to direct participation program and limited partnership transactions…

Richard Mark Braverman (also known as Rich Braverman) of Lancaster Pennsylvania a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Geneos Wealth Management is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages based on accusations that Braverman gave unsuitable advice concerning direct investments including direct participation programs…

William Aubrey Morrow (also known as W. Aubrey Morrow) of San Diego California a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Independent Financial Group (IFG) is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations that they were placed into unsuitable direct investments…

Glennon James Cole (also known as Glen James Cole) of Manchester Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with Moloney Securities Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $400,000.00 in damages based on accusations that they were placed into unsuitable real estate securities and direct…

Mark Charles Cohen of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with BCG Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon accusations of Cohen selling unsuitable direct participation program interests and limited partnership interests during the period that he…

Michael Joseph Sievert (also known as Mike Sievert) of Jacksonville Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Triad Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $78,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable direct investments when Sievert was associated…

Christopher Grant Conness of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 20, 2020 where the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Conness’ real estate investment trust recommendations were unsuitable for them. According to the…

Clement Lancelot Chichester (also known as Clement Ignatius Chichester) of Westlake Village California a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested between $250,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer received bad investment advice from…

James Royal Kirchner of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with David A. Noyes Company is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into alternative investments that failed to be suitable for them…

James Gregory McKinney (also known as Greg McKinney) of Tulsa Oklahoma a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on November 3, 2020 where the customer sought unspecified damages supported by allegations that they were provided with unsuitable investment recommendations from McKinney during the time…

Aaron Paul Brodt of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Accelerated Capital Group is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $430,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Brodt’s failure to undertake due diligence prior to recommending that the customer purchase direct investments including direct…

Richard Anthony Rodriguez  of Fruitland Park Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer sustained losses on direct participation program interests or limited partnerships interests because of…

Richard Mark Braverman (also known as Rich Braverman) of Lancaster Pennsylvania a stockbroker currently registered with Geneos Wealth Management Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $90,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that it was not suitable for the customer to be sold direct investments…

Darren Michael Kubiak of Alpharetta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Kalos Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that a contract had been breached and that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached…

Kevin Joseph Kuhlow (also known as Kevin J. Cullen) of Los Gatos California a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $60,000.00 on January 10, 2019 founded on accusations that the customer had been invested by Kuhlow in worthless unregistered securities….

Alvery Anthony Bartlett Jr. of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in estimated damages founded on accusations that customers were placed into unsuitable alternative investments and that Berthel Fisher’s negligence…

John William Carroll of Maumee Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 13, 2020 where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been placed into illiquid alternative investments including oil…

James Marten Lamont of San Francisco California a stockbroker formerly associated with Whitehall Parker Securities Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,000,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into bad investments including real estate securities and direct investment products…

Kurt Anthony Stein of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by National Securities Corporation has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $35,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that misrepresentations were made to the customer by Stein concerning direct participation program interests or limited partnership interests…

Mark Andrew Trewitt of Plano Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with VFG Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into bad alternative investments and that misrepresentations had been made to the customer…

Michael Joseph Sievert (also known as Mike Sievert) of Jacksonville Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Arkadios Capital has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been placed into bad direct investments including GPB Automotive and GPB Holdings…

Michael Carleton Boothe (also known as Carleton M. Boothe) of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with International Assets Advisory is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of negligence and fraud with regard to the customer’s investments in direct…

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as Joepat Roop) of Belmont North Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by Kalos Capital Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $17,500.00 in damages on January 29, 2020 founded on accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable real estate securities…

Shane Rene Falcon of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corp is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into a private placement which was not suitable for the customer when Falcon…

Mark Charles Cohen of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with BCG Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) due diligence was not properly performed prior to Cohen having recommended or sold direct investments to…

Jerry Dewayne McCutchen Sr. of Mobile Alabama a stockbroker formerly associated with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services and NEXT Financial Group has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $168,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that misrepresentations and omissions had been made to the customer concerning equipment…

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

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker associated with Centaurus Financial Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the stockbroker’s investment recommendations failed to be suitable for the Centaurus Financial customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Robert Douglas Armstrong of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker registered with Dawson James Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $96,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) promissory statements and misrepresentations were made to the customer by Armstrong regarding direct participation programs and limited…

Gerald Roger Dewes of East Amherst New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Cadaret Grant Co. Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Dewes’ failure to comply with the regulator during an investigation into his possible outside business activities and private…

Noel Ray Vincent of Southfield Michigan a stockbroker registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $125,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of bad investment advice and misrepresentations being made to the customer in reference to mutual funds and equipment leasing securities…

Bruce Albert Slater of Northville Michigan a stockbroker associated with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been advised to allocate an excessive portion of funds in risky limited partnerships which failed…

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…

James Edward Lyons of Shreveport Louisiana a stockbroker employed by Raymond James Associates Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer had been awarded $2,986,708.96 in compensatory damages supported by Raymond James Associates being found liable on the customer’s claims which included that (1) mutual funds, stocks…

Thomas H Lawrence III of Chapel Hill Tennessee a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameritas Investment Corp has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) false or misleading statements had been made in regard to the terms and conditions of alternative…

Omar K. Henry of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that he failed to comply with FINRA during a time that he was probed or examined for possible violations of…

Regan Allen Rohl of Fargo North Dakota a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $35,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) direct participation program interests or limited partnership interests recommendations were not suitable given the customer’s…

Wesley Owen Clinton of Seaford New York a stockbroker currently registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $145,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer was placed in private placements and over-the-counter equities which were inappropriate given the customer’s…

Jon Timothy Vanslooten of Toledo Ohio a stockbroker registered with Edward Jones is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on September 10, 2018 to resolve allegations that Vanslooten placed the customer in Energy Transfer Partners LP – a direct investment which was unsuitable for the customer. FINRA Public…

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

Wayne Douglas Rogers of Austin Texas a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $11,544.77 on March 8, 2018 based upon allegations that on January 2, 2018, the customer’s investment instructions were not followed concerning the liquidations of an…

Daniel J. Kempker of Holland Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with J.J.B. Hilliard W.L. Lyons LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unsuitable direct participation program or limited partnership interest products had been sold to the customer which caused the…

Paul Joseph Godlewski of Coatesville Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $28,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) Godlewski solicited a customer’s private placement investment outside the firm’s auspices causing a customer losses and (2) Allstate…

Tamara Rae Steele of Pendleton Indiana a stockbroker formerly employed by Comprehensive Asset Management and Servicing (now known as APW Capital Inc.) and Chief Operating Officer of Steele Financial has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a Complaint alleging that Steele and Steele Financial made fraudulent investment recommendations to investors. Civil Action…

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…

Thomas H. Laws of Silver City New Mexico a stockbroker formerly employed by 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 Laws failed to provide FINRA with recorded testimony in its investigation into allegations of Laws’ involvement…

Patrick Nicholas Teutonico of Seaford New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $145,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) Teutonico effected unsuitable transactions in the customer’s account and (2) Network 1 Financial Securities…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker currently employed by Centaurus Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $127,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Martinsen gave the customer bad advice concerning real estate securities held in the customer’s investment portfolio between…

Eric A. Keller of Duluth Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $39,587.90 on February 16, 2016 founded on accusations that the customer was placed into a direct participation program or sold limited partnership interests that were…

Bruce Davis Smith of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by UBS Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on August 7, 2018 supported by allegations that Smith was not forthcoming to the firm concerning his involvement with a customer in transactions referenced in a Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) inquiry. Financial Industry Regulatory…

John Joseph Birkhauser of Lake Forest Illinois a stockstockbroker currently employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $10,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made concerning the terms or risks of the limited partnership interests sold…

Bryan Edwin Benson of Tucson Arizona a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $218,257.00 in damages based upon allegations that unsuitable stock transactions had been effected in the customer’s account by Benson while he was associated with…

Joseph Alan Marshall of Dallas Texas a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $100,000.00 on October 19, 2016 based upon allegations Marshall mismanaged the customer’s investment account and placed the customer in direct investments that failed to conform…

Michael John Rappa of San Diego California a broker formerly employed by Foresters Equity Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Rappa failed to cooperate with FINRA personnel who had been investigating Rappa’s possible unauthorized private securities transactions….

Michael Fasciglione of Mineola New York a stockbroker formerly employed by National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $467,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) fiduciary duties owed to the customer had been breached and (2) real estate security transactions effected in the customer’s…

Jordan John Boyle of Saratoga Springs Utah a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 23, 2019 in which the customer requested $10,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between September 10, 2014 and January 18, 2019, the customer was provided unsuitable…

Floyd Earl Powell of Albertville Alabama a stockbroker formerly employed by MML Investors Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Powell engaged in private securities transactions while associated with the firm. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Dexter Leroy Thomas of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by United Planners’ Financial Services of America A Limited Partner has been discharged from employment on August 2, 2018 supported by allegations that (1) Thomas maintained a number of private investments and loans with customers of United Planners’ Financial Services of America wherein those investments…

Yosef Yehuda Fox (also known as Joseph J. Fox) of Chicago Illinois the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer employed by Ditto Trade Inc. has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Fox failed to pay an Arbitration Award after having been…

Aaron Robert Parthemer of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been fined $160,000.00 and barred from being a broker or investment adviser or otherwise associating with any brokers or investment advisories according to an Order Making Findings and Imposing Sanctions Pursuant To Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 15(b), Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Section 203(f) and…

Scott Vincent Kaup of Stuart Nebraska a stockbroker formerly registered with VSR Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $2,600,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) misrepresentations and omissions had been made to the customer concerning investments (2) real estate security and direct…

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…

Kevin Richard Wilson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $2,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2010 and 2017, private placements sold to the customer were not appropriate. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Sandlapper Securities LLC a broker dealer headquartered in Greenville South Carolina and Trevor Gordon (its majority owner and Chief Executive Officer) and Jack Bixler (its Chief Executive Officer) have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers Extended Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that (1) Sandlapper Securities…

Ricky Steven Geislinger of Watkins Minnesota a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) Geislinger made misrepresentations to the customer concerning the terms and conditions of the investments selected for the…

William Danny Chancellor of Ridgeland Mississippi a stockbroker formerly employed by First Allied Securities, Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) misrepresentations and omissions had been made to the customer concerning the risks and fees of direct participation program or…

Billy Edward Foster of United Planners’ Financial Services of America is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) unsuitable investment recommendations had been made to the customer concerning a direct participation program or limited partnership interests and (2) United Planners Financial…

Bert Allen Cooper of Peoria Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by WFG Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning direct participation program and limited partnership interest risks at the time…

Jay R. Weiser of Collinsville Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Despain Financial Corporation has been discharged by the firm on June 22, 2018 based upon customers’ allegations that Weiser sold them life insurance products and regulation D investment products that were inappropriate for the customers. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure additionally confirms…

Richard Mark Braverman of Lancaster Pennsylvania a stockbroker currently registered with Geneos Wealth Management Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought unspecified damages based upon accusations that (1) omissions had been made regarding the risks of investing in direct investments and real estate investments (2) fiduciary duties…

Steve Jeffrey Cummings of Fort Deposit Alabama a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) Cummings misled the customer concerning direct investment products (2) Cummings placed the customer in inappropriate…

Wilson Henry Williams of Dallas Texas a stockbroker and principal registered with WFG Investments Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $236,081.00 in damages supported by accusations of the failure to supervise the customer’s investments in direct participation program or limited partnership interests. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Todd Harris McKee of Westport Connecticut a stockbroker formerly employed by Source Capital Group Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 13, 2018 where the customer requested $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of suitability pertaining to the customer’s investment in limited partnership interests or a direct participation…

John Alexander Ogrodnick of Farmington Hills Michigan a stockbroker formerly employed by J.P. Turner Company L.L.C. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $70,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) trades were placed in the customer’s account without the customer’s authorization (2) the customer’s account was handled…

Omar K. Henry of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 9, 2018 in which the customer sought $451,844.09 in damages based upon accusations that direct participation program transactions were placed in the customer’s account that were not…

Andrew John Constantinides of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations had been made to the customer pertaining to the customer’s direct…

Roger Alan Klinger of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that master limited partnership and unit investment trust transactions were effected in the customer’s account that were neither…

Eugene Lee Webb of Salem Oregon a stockbroker formerly employed by GVC Capital LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 20, 2018 where the customer sought $160,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer (2) unsuitable equity and direct investment product…

Stephen Lowell Takowsky of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $95,032.00 in damages based upon accusations that unsuitable equity and direct investment product transactions were effected in the customer’s account between December of 2014 and November…

Walter M. Stucker of Forth Worth Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint in which the customer requested $632,907.00 in damages supported by accusations that between July 27, 2011 and December 18, 2017, oil and gas limited partnership transactions were placed…

William Cranston Fenwick Jr of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker currently registered with First Kentucky Securities Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $20,351,400.00 in damages founded on allegations that unsuitable master limited partnership investments were executed with the customer’s funds between 2015 and 2016. Financial Industry…

Fred Charles Ostrove of New York New York is a stockbroker currently employed by Jeffries LLC who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action on October 26, 2016 in which the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that misrepresentations had been made concerning direct investment programs. Civil Action No….

William Mark Heiden, of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker currently employed with Wedbush Securities, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, where the customer has requested $41,835.00 in damages founded on accusations that investment recommendations relating to Clearbridge American Energy master limited partnership interests were not suitable for the customer, fiduciary…

Stephen Douglas Pizzuti, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrimac Corporate Securities, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint, in which the customer sought $90,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that inappropriate equity and direct investment products were effected in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Walter Warren Parker of Rowlett, Texas, a stockbroker currently associated with Titan Securities, is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation into Parker’s involvement in potentially unsuitable direct participation program transactions. FINRA Investigation No. 20160504921 (Nov. 15, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that Parker has been identified in seven customer initiated investment…

Michael James Keane of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on October 2, 2017, where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Keane failed to follow the customer’s instructions, and effected purchases of speculative master limited…

Tony Barouti, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newport Coast Securities, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 20, 2015, in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Barouti made misrepresentations to the customer in reference to direct investment products effected…

John Bradford Leonard, of Toledo, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he failed to respond to a FINRA informational request regarding his activities. Case No. 2016050686801 (Apr. 14, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure…

Joshua William Patterson, of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with IMS Securities, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on April 7, 2017, in which the customer requested $1,233,805.00 in damages based upon allegations that Patterson breached his contractual and fiduciary duties to the customer, failed to conduct due…

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