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FINRA Bars PFS Investments Stockbroker In Customer Theft Investigation

October 19, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars PFS Investments Stockbroker In Customer Theft Investigation

Jeffrey Dampf of Totowa New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he did not respond to FINRA’s instructions when he was investigated for possibly misappropriating customer funds while he was registered with […]

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FINRA Bars LPL Financial Stockbroker In Elder Theft Investigation

October 19, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars LPL Financial Stockbroker In Elder Theft Investigation

Eric Shea Hollifield of Dacula Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he did not cooperate with FINRA investigators during an investigation into his possible conversion of an elderly customer’s funds during the […]

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Purshe Kaplan Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

October 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Purshe Kaplan Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

Lee Bryan Taylor of Skippack Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments (PKS) has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Taylor failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation concerning his possible private securities transactions while associated with Purshe Kaplan Sterling […]

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Ameriprise Financial Stockbroker Accused Of Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

September 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Elder Financial Abuse, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Ameriprise Financial Stockbroker Accused Of Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Bryant Edwin Caveness of Kingsport Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $230,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable trades and breach of fiduciary duty by Caveness when he was associated with Ameriprise […]

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Investors Accuse LPL Financial Of Unsuitable Alternative Investment Recommendations

September 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Business Development Companies, Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse LPL Financial Of Unsuitable Alternative Investment Recommendations

Donald Stephen Woods of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 30, 2021 where the customer sought $69,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Woods making unsuitable recommendations of business development companies and real estate securities when he was […]

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Securities America Stockbroker Sanctioned For Selling Away

September 01, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Promissory Notes, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Securities America Stockbroker Sanctioned For Selling Away

Dale Allen Ramsperger of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc. has been suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Ramsperger took part in private securities transactions that were not authorized by Securities America Inc. Letter of Acceptance […]

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Joseph Stone Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

August 15, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Elder Financial Abuse, Excessive Trading, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Joseph Stone Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

Eugene Arthur McAdams of Center Moriches New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that McAdams refused to testify for FINRA personnel who investigated whether McAdams made unsuitable recommendations to customers when he […]

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FINRA Bars NYLife Stockbroker For Conversion

August 06, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars NYLife Stockbroker For Conversion

Jeffrey Scott Anderson of Bloomington Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Anderson converted a customer’s funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2020067888701 (Aug. 2, 2021). According to the AWC, Anderson’s […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Madison Avenue Securities For GPB Scheme

July 12, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Elder Financial Abuse, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Madison Avenue Securities For GPB Scheme

Jeffrey Raymond Dixson of Vancouver Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested compensatory damages founded on allegations including elder abuse in regard to alternative investments that had been sold to the customer during the period that […]

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Hilltop Securities Sued By Investors For Misrepresentation

July 07, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Elder Financial Abuse, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Structured Products   |   Comments Off on Hilltop Securities Sued By Investors For Misrepresentation

Mark Frederick Augusta (also known as Mark Fred Augusta) a stockbroker registered with Wedbush Securities Inc. and Hilltop Securities Inc. 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 Augusta made misrepresentations to the customer regarding structured products and […]

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Spartan Capital Stockbroker Charged With Unauthorized Trading

July 07, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Spartan Capital Stockbroker Charged With Unauthorized Trading

Michael John Giovannelli of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with effecting an unauthorized trade in a customer’s account when Giovannelli was associated with Spartan Capital Securities. Department of Enforcement v. Michael J. Giovannelli Disciplinary Proceeding […]

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FINRA Bars RM Stark Stockbroker For Failure To Pay Arbitration Award

July 07, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars RM Stark Stockbroker For Failure To Pay Arbitration Award

Thomas John Marino of Lake Worth Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with RM Stark Co. Inc. has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that Marino did not comply with a FINRA Arbitration Award. Case No. 19-00968 (Oct. 27, 2020). This is not […]

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IFG Sanctioned By FINRA For Failure To Supervise

May 15, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Elder Financial Abuse, Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on IFG Sanctioned By FINRA For Failure To Supervise

Independent Financial Group LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in San Diego California has been censured and fined $200,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that it failed to supervise a stockbroker who made unsuitable recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018059223401 (Apr. 8, 2021). According to the […]

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Cabot Lodge Sanctioned For Failure To Supervise REIT Sales

April 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on Cabot Lodge Sanctioned For Failure To Supervise REIT Sales

Cabot Lodge Securities LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York has been censured and fined $270,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement which contains findings of Cabot Lodge failing to supervise REIT offerings and providing unsuitable recommendations to customers. Department of Enforcement v. Cabot Lodge […]

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JP Morgan Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

April 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Excessive Trading, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on JP Morgan Stockbroker Barred In Investigation

Evan A. Schottenstein of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Schottenstein failed to comply with FINRA personnel when he was under investigation for potential trading misconduct. Letter of […]

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SEC Charges American Portfolios Stockbroker With Fraud

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on SEC Charges American Portfolios Stockbroker With Fraud

Mark Lewton Hopkins of Grand Blanc Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with American Portfolios Financial Services has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with misappropriating $1,150,000.00 from customers who held accounts at American Portfolios Financial Services. SEC v. Mark L. Hopkins Case No. 20-cv-11980 (July 24, 2020). According to the Complaint, in 2017, […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities For Misappropriation

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Elder Financial Abuse, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Forgery, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities For Misappropriation

Shlomo Strugano (also known as Shlomy Strugano and as Solomon Strugano) of Reseda California a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $750,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of elder abuse and misappropriation. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) […]

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First Standard Stockbroker Sanctioned For Excessive Trading

February 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Churning, Elder Financial Abuse, Excessive Trading, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on First Standard Stockbroker Sanctioned For Excessive Trading

Christian Frank Lucchetto of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he excessively traded in the account of a First Standard Financial […]

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M Holdings Stockbroker Accused Of Elder Trafficking

February 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Forgery, Investment and Regulatory News, Stockbroker Theft, Variable Annuites   |   Comments Off on M Holdings Stockbroker Accused Of Elder Trafficking

Dean Harrison Grant of Milledgeville Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with M Holdings Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 12, 2019 where the customer requested compensatory damages founded on accusations that the customer had not been apprised of important investment information from Grant when making an […]

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Edward Jones Stockbroker Barred By SEC For Theft

February 01, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on Edward Jones Stockbroker Barred By SEC For Theft

James Vincent Marino of Pompano Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones has been barred as a stockbroker and investment adviser representative by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) according to an Order that is based on Marino’s conviction of theft. In the Matter of James Vincent Marino Administrative Proceeding File No. 3-20061 (Sept. […]

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Commonwealth Financial Stockbroker Barred For Fraud

January 19, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on Commonwealth Financial Stockbroker Barred For Fraud

Gerald Allan Eaton of Acton Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Commonwealth Financial Network has been barred in various capacities including stockbroker and investment adviser representative according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order based on findings of Eaton defrauding investors and stealing $3,700,000.00 from them. In the Matter of Gerald Allan Eaton Administrative […]

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FINRA Sanctions Ameriprise Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading, Variable Annuites   |   Comments Off on FINRA Sanctions Ameriprise Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

Drew R. Mantel (also known as Drew R. Mentel) of Miamisburg Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services 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 Mantel executed trades in customers’ accounts on an unauthorized […]

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FINRA Finally Bars Global Arena Stockbroker In Boilerroom Bond Scam

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Bond Fraud, Churning, Elder Financial Abuse, Excessive Markups, Excessive Trading, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on FINRA Finally Bars Global Arena Stockbroker In Boilerroom Bond Scam

Jonah Engler (also known as Jonah Engler-Silberman) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Global Arena Capital Corp has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to pay a customer compensatory damages after being found liable for sales […]

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FINRA Charges Newport Stockbroker In Selling Away Scheme With The Elderly

December 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on FINRA Charges Newport Stockbroker In Selling Away Scheme With The Elderly

Gregory Walter McCloskey (also known as Gregory Walter Meier) of Newport Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with Westpark Capital Inc. has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with selling away from the securities broker dealer, obstructing the regulator’s investigation and falsifying information in its investigation. Department of Enforcement v. […]

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Cetera Investment Services Stockbroker Accused Of Forgery

December 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Forgery, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Cetera Investment Services Stockbroker Accused Of Forgery

Clara Chen Tang (also known as Qing Chen) of Cupertino California a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Investment Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 20, 2019 in which the customer requested unspecified compensatory damages supported by accusations that the customer’s signature had been forged on documents […]

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Investors Bring FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Spartan Capital For Misrepresentation

December 01, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Elder Financial Abuse, Excessive Trading, Securities Arbitration Claims, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Spartan Capital For Misrepresentation

Marlon O. Cole of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable margin use and the breach of a fiduciary duty by Cole concerning his over-the-counter equities transactions […]

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FINRA Bars Raymond James Stockbroker In Investigation

December 01, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars Raymond James Stockbroker In Investigation

Vonna Kay Husby of Fairbanks Arkansas a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she failed to cooperate with FINRA during the time that she was under investigation for allegedly taking advantage of an […]

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AXA Stockbroker Sanctioned For Taking Funds From Customers

November 30, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Elder Financial Abuse, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on AXA Stockbroker Sanctioned For Taking Funds From Customers

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 […]

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Investors Bring FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Dawson James For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

November 04, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Elder Financial Abuse, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Dawson James For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Dominic Joseph Linsalata Jr. of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Dawson James Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $670,237.00 in damages founded on allegations of elder abuse and breach of contract by Linsalata when Linsalata was associated with Dawson James Securities. Financial […]

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Capital Investment Group Stockbroker Sanctioned For Borrowing From Elderly

September 30, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Customer Loans, Elder Financial Abuse   |   Comments Off on Capital Investment Group Stockbroker Sanctioned For Borrowing From Elderly

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 […]

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