Andrea Ruth Klipfel (also known as Andrea Ruth Camirand), of Paso Robles, California, a stockbroker registered with Independent Financial Group LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $373,888.00 in damages based upon allegations that Klipfel engaged in “unsuitable trading”…

Dean Steven Jaeger of Elmwood Park, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on May 20, 2022, in which the customer requested $19,874.00 in damages based upon allegations that Jaeger engaged in “unsuitable trading” in stocks during the time that Jaeger…

Robert Steven Meyer, of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Monmouth Capital Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Meyer refused to appear for testimony in a FINRA investigation. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022076459306 (April 9, 2024)….

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

James Brett Stuart, of Castle Rock, Colorado, a stockbroker and securities principal registered with Richfield Orion International Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Stuart based upon allegations that Stuart failed to supervise certain representatives to ensure suitability…

Philip Michael Connors, of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Monmouth Capital Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to comply with the regulator during an investigation into his trading in customer accounts while he was registered with…

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

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

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

Richard S. Siminou of New York, New York, a stockbroker previously associated with Newbridge Securities Corporation, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Siminou engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading during the time that he was associated with Newbridge…

Mario Divita of Flushing, New York, a stockbroker associated with Traderfield Securities Inc., has been fined $75,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity because Divita failed to adequately supervise registered representatives’ proposed outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

David Edwin Alvarado, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly associated with SW Financial, also known as Saloman Whitney LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim. The customer seeks $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Alvarado engaged in unsuitable, excessive, and unauthorized…

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

Network 1 Financial Securities Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey, as well as stockbroker and Chief Compliance Officer, Michael Robert Molinaro, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) because Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. and Molinaro failed to supervise suitability of securities transactions in customer accounts. Letter of…

Christopher Francis Harrington Jr. of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., has been fined $11,500.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Harrington generated excessive fees and made unsuitable investment recommendations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Joseph Brian Lascala Jr. (also known as Joe Lascala), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on March 15, 2023, in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Lascala engaged in unauthorized trading during the time that Lascala…

Raymond William Clark of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Monmouth Capital Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Clark failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

William Sideny Friedman (also known as Willie Friedman and Bill Friedman), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Friedman breached a contract, breached his…

Biaggio Anthony Caroleo (also known as Blaise Anthony Caroleo), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $264,475.00 in damages based upon allegations that Caroleo was negligent, engaged in unauthorized…

Douglas Blake Solinsky of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Solinsky engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019064511203 (June 29,…

Jonathan Walter Way  of Napa, California, a stockbroker registered with Wedbush Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Way failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022076025501…

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

Robert Anthony Guidicipietro (also known as Robert Peters), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Guidicipietro failed to comply with an arbitration award or settlement agreement or otherwise confirm his compliance. FINRA Case…

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

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

Edward Scott Short of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Laidlaw Company (Uk) Ltd., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Short engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020065683302 (January 31,…

Lon Charles Faccini Jr. of Coram, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Faccini engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading and had inappropriately used margin in customer accounts. Letter of…

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

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

Richard Foerster Reynolds of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Reynolds made unsuitable investment recommendations, engaged in unauthorized trading, churned the customer’s accounts, committed fraud,…

The Guiliano Law Group is pleased to announce that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered a judgment and confirmed a $1.9 million arbitration award rendered against the president and owner of a Connecticut based securities broker-dealer and one of its former agents. Malone et al v. Stoyeck et al.,…

Chad Edward Allen of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Allen committed fraud, engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading, made unsuitable recommendations, and failed to…

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

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

Christopher Alexander Polinaire (also known as Chris Polinaire), of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Polinaire engaged in excessive trading and made unsuitable recommendations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Charles Vincent Malico (also known as Charlie Malico), of Huntington Station, New York, a stockbroker registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Malico engaged in quantively unsuitable trading in the customer’s account….

Joseph Kelly (also known as Joe Kelly), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $94,750.00 in damages based upon allegations that Kelly made misrepresentations of material fact and made unsuitable recommendations of…

Nigel Ronald James of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because James engaged in excessive trading and made unsuitable investment recommendations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

James J. Mariani of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mariani made unsuitable recommendations, engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading, breached his fiduciary duties, was negligent, and…

Terry Tzagarakis (also known as Terry Rakis), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member because Tzagarakis engaged in excessive trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018056490305 (October 14,…

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

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

Stephen James Sullivan of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Salomon Whitney LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Sullivan engaged in unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019061952601 (October 21, 2022). FINRA…

Anthony Tricarico of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $450,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Tricarico made unsuitable recommendations of investments when Tricarico was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Debra Collura Bourne (also known as Debra Anne Bourne) of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with National Securities Corp. was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $325,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Bourne engaged in unauthorized trading and…

Timothy Patrick Higgins (also known as Tim Higgins), of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement decision where he was permanently barred when he failed to testify in connection with a FINRA investigation of is conduct. FINRA Enforcement Action…

John Michael Lopinto of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for nine months based upon allegations that Lopinto engaged in the excessive and unauthorized trading of his customer accounts.  FINRA…

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

Joseph Paul Todaro, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $194,599.73 in damages based upon allegations that Todaro engaged in excessive trading,  charged the customer excessive commissions, and engaged in…

Corey Andrew White, of Pasadena, California, a stockbroker registered with Western International Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $2,760,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that White failed to supervise relating to the recommendation and sale of options when…

Joseph Scott Audia of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity because he failed to supervise a stockbroker who engaged in unsuitable and excessive transactions. Letter of Acceptance,…

Sebastian Wyczawski of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he executed excessive and unsuitable transactions during the time that he was associated with Joseph Stone Capital…

Shane Rene Falcon of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $95,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Falcon made unsuitable transactions with regard to the recommendation and sale of private placements when Falcon was…

Anthony Joseph Graziano of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity because he failed to supervise stockbrokers who executed excessive transactions in Joseph Stone customer accounts. Letter…

Miguel Angel Murillo (also known as Michael Murillo) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, 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 he engaged in unsuitable and excessive trading in Joseph Stone…

Michael James May of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital 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 because he made unsuitable and excessive transactions in customer accounts during the time that he was associated…

Nico Joseph Rutella of Castle Rock, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which settled for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rutella made omissions and misrepresentations, breached a fiduciary duty, acted negligently, and made unsuitable transactions with regard…

David Martin Martirosian of New York, 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 because Martirosian failed to cooperate with FINRA in an investigation relating to excessive and unsuitable trading and selling away while registered with…

Todd Franklin Kling of Aventura, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for three months by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Kling made unsuitable and excessive transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019063821606 (December…

Yan Binder of Coral Springs, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for thirty days from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Binder used unauthorized devices to communicate with customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019064955001…

John Anthony Orlando of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Westpark Capital Inc., has been fined $2,500.00 and suspended for ten days from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Orlando engaged in excessive trading. Order Accepting Offer of Settlement No. 2019063633301 (Aug. 5, 2022). According to the…

James Robert Pecoraro of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Pecoraro engaged in quantitatively unsuitable excesive trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017056820701 (Aug….

Joseph Albert Ambrosole of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Ambrosole failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2021072773201 (July 28, 2022). According to the…

Miguel Angel Murillo (also known as Michael Murillo and as Miquel Angel Murillo) of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, 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 Murillo engaged in unsuitable and excessive…

Michael Christopher Venturino of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is referenced in an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) where the regulator is seeking sanctions against Venturino based upon allegations that Venturino committed fraud and made excessive and unsuitable transactions in Aegis Capital Corp customer accounts….