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…

Efthimios George Petrou (also known as Tim Petrou) of Ronkonkoma, New York, a stockbroker formerly 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 based upon accusations that Petrou made unsuitable recommendations and excessive transactions. Letter of…

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….

John Dennis Lowry of New York, New York, the owner of Spartan Capital Securities LLC, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages because Lowry allegedly breached a fiduciary duty and had recommended unsuitable investments while he was registered with Spartan Capital Securities. Financial…

David Gene Menashe of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Allied Millennial Partners LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he refused to comply with FINRA when he was under investigation for excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Franz Helmut Lambert II of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he effected unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s Worden Capital Management account. Letter…

Stephen James Sullivan of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $30,000.00 in damages because Sullivan allegedly made unauthorized, unsuitable, and excessive securities transactions in the customer’s Newbridge Securities Corporation account. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Thomas Duggan of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, was referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $7,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that Duggan made excessive and unauthorized trades while he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Timothy Patrick Higgins of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, has been charged in a Complaint in which Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement alleges that Higgins failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation on two separate occasions relating to Higgins’ potential excessive and unsuitable trading of…

Paul Itzchak Antevy of North Miami Beach, Florida, a stockbroker registered with FMSBonds Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $14,999.00 in damages supported by accusations of the customer being misled by Antevy regarding investments in corporate debt while Antevy was employed by FMSBonds. Financial…

Ian Phillip Lowrey of Brandon, South Dakota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital 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 supported by findings that he executed excessive trades in customer accounts resulting in losses to Spartan Capital…

Philip Marchese of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Marchese made unsuitable recommendations to a customer when Marchese was employed by Spartan Capital. Letter of…

Samuel Girgiss of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of excessive trading, unsuitable trading, and failure to supervise by Worden Capital Management. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Scott Neil Hananel of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for 15 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Hananel engaged in unsuitable and excessive trading when he was associated with Aegis Capital…

Patrick Nicholas Teutonico of Seaford, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Network 1 Financial Securities, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Teutonico made excessive and unsuitable trades during the time that he was associated with Network 1…

Vorpahl Wing Securities and Tim James Vorpahl (President and CCO), of Spokane, Washington, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that the firm and Vorpahl failed to supervise suitability of securities transactions and failed to supervise trading, resulting in excessive trading in Vorpahl Wing Securities customer’s accounts. Letter of Acceptance,…

Richard Foerster Reynolds of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,606,034.39 in damages supported by allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and churning of the customer’s account by Reynolds when he was registered with…

Serge Parakhnevich (also known as Serge Parker) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with PHX Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.00 in damages based upon accusations of breach of fiduciary duty by Parakhnevich concerning over-the-counter equities executed in the…

Sean P. McCabe, of Westbury, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $330,113.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation relating to stock trading during the time that McCabe was employed by Worden Capital Management….

William Nicholas Athas, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management and KC Ward Financial, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement issued by FINRA Office of Hearing Officers. Department of Enforcement v. William…

Neil Stanley Kaplan, of Bethesda, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $240,000.00 in compensation based upon accusations that trades were executed in the customer’s account on an excessive basis by Kaplan while at Morgan Stanley. Financial…

Jonathan Michael Ebel, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related, FINRA Securities Arbitration claim in which the customer sought $30,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of excessive and unsuitable trading in the customer’s account by Ebel during the time that he…

Joseph Brian LaScala Jr. (also known as Joe LaScala Jr.), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of LaScala’s unsuitable and unauthorized trading in Aegis…

Travis Justin Lippmann, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 30, 2021, where the customer sought $853,231.33 in damages founded on accusations of Lippmann’s unsuitable trading of over-the-counter equities during the time that he was associated…

William Nicholas Athas, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with excessively trading and churning investor accounts when he was associated with Worden Capital Management. Department of Enforcement v. William Nicholas Athas, Disciplinary Action No. 2018057883102 (January 18, 2022). According…

Johnny Guan, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $125,820.12 in damages supported by accusations that between December of 2012 and November of 2020, Guan provided unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer…

Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York, New York, has been censured and fined $1,200,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), founded on findings that it failed to comply with FINRA during two misconduct investigations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018058015702 (December 20, 2021). According to…

Joseph Scott Audia, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, 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 based upon findings that he failed to supervise a stockbroker, resulting in excessively trading in a…

Adam Maggio, of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker currently 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 principal capacity supported by findings that he failed to supervise a stockbroker which resulted in excessive trading in customer…

Daniel James O’Neill (also known as Dan O’Neill and as Daniel James Oneill), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been issued an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) where O’Neill has been suspended from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based…

Joseph Albert Ambrosole, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 30, 2021, where the customer sought $853,231.33 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable trading of over-the-counter equities by Ambrosole between February of 2021 and May…

Todd Franklin Kling, of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he recommended unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s account during the time that he…

Joseph Michael Fedorko Jr, of Greenwich, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd., has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for ten months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Fedorko’s excessive and unsuitable trading while he was employed by Laidlaw Company. Letter…

Robert Anthony Guidicipietro (also known as Robert A. Peters), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arive Capital Markets, 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 Guidicipietro made excessive and unsuitable trades in…

Peter N. Girgis, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he excessively traded in customer accounts during the time that he was…

Douglas Jarrett Rosenberg, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Rosenberg making unsuitable and excessive trades in the accounts of three Joseph Stone Capital customers. Letter…

Robert Patrick Foley, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wynston Hill Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity supported by findings that Foley failed to supervise stockbrokers who excessively traded in customer accounts…

Gary Max Bowman, of Corona, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Bowman engaged in unsuitable trading of unit investment trusts (UITs) when he was registered with…

Traderfield Securities Inc. and supervisor Mario Divita, of Flushing, New York, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to findings that Traderfield and Divita failed to supervise stockbrokers resulting in excessive trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018059045003 (November 24, 2021). According to the AWC, from December…

Michael Christopher Venturino, of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a FINRA investigation. Case No. 20210703375 (September 13, 2021). FINRA is contemplating taking disciplinary action against Venturino for potentially making excessive trades in customer accounts when he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. According to FINRA…

Gerardo Ivan Castillo, of Miami, Florida, a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $125,000.00 in damages based on accusations that Castillo made misrepresentations to the customer regarding their account at Wells Fargo…

Thomas Duggan, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $7,500.00 in damages based on allegations of excessive trading by Duggan while he was employed by Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Steven Dwayne Musielski of Anaheim, California, a stockbroker formerly employed by Cambria Capital LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded upon findings that Musielski failed to comply with a FINRA investigation into allegations of his unsuitable and excessive trading during the time that he…

Jamal Hiram Sampson (also known as Jay Sampson), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $146,599.00 in damages founded on accusations of excessive turnover and commissions because of Sampson’s stock…

Aegis Capital Corp of New York, New York, has been censured and fined $1,050,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based in part on findings that it failed to supervise stockbrokers resulting in unsuitable and excessive trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2016051704305 (November 8, 2021). According to the AWC,…

Steven Michael Richardson, of Walnut Creek, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $320,000.00 in damages on October 11, 2019, based upon accusations of Richardson’s excessive trading of exchange-traded funds for the customer’s account while…

Keith Lawton James Connolly, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $45,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Connolly during the period that he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial…

Sebastian Wyczawski of Manorville 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 supported by findings that Wyczawski made unsuitable recommendations to customers while he was associated with Joseph Stone Capital….

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 supported by findings of his excessive and unsuitable trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Leonard Joseph Marzocco (also known as Lenny Marzocco and Len Marzocco) of Nesconset New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group 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 Marzocco made unsuitable recommendations to a…

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…

Jason Andrew Wilk (also known as Jason Andrew Wilks) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with failing to comply with an investigation into accusations of his excessive trading in customer accounts when he was registered with Worden Capital…

Spartan Capital Securities a securities broker dealer headquartered in Manhattan New York—along with John D. Lowry (co-founder and CEO of Spartan) and Kim M. Monchik (CCO of Spartan)—have been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Department of Enforcement with failing to disclose reportable events concerning Spartan stockbrokers, including customer complaints and arbitrations. Department of Enforcement…

Stephen James Sullivan (also known as Stephen Sullivan) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which he might face disciplinary action from the regulator based on allegations of defrauding customers by churning their accounts and making excessive trades….

Lee Victor Nordstrom of Spokane Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Vorpahl Wing Securities 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 a FINRA investigation regarding his activities while associated with Vorpahl Wing Securities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Steven Mackie Woods of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,123.00 in damages founded upon accusations of excessive trading of stocks and over-the-counter equities by Woods when he was associated with Laidlaw…

Robert Nathan Schultz of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 14, 2020, in which the customer requested $35,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations that they had been placed into aggressive investments by Schultz during the time that he was…

Stephen John Ferencik (also known as Stephen John Ferencilz) of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker currently registered with Arkadios Capital is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable alternative investment transactions by Ferencik and Arkadios Capital between 2017 and…

Blake H. Kiernan of Melville New York a stockbroker registered with Four Points Capital Partners LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded upon allegations that Kiernan did not comply with a FINRA Arbitration Award in which he was required to pay a customer $69,250.00…

Peter Douglas McColgan of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $25,887.44 in damages on December 19, 2019, based on accusations that unauthorized trades were executed in the customer’s account by McColgan while he was employed by UBS…

Joseph Augustien Lianzo of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. has been suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Lianzo made excessive and unauthorized trades in customers’ accounts when he was associated with Laidlaw Company….

David Khezri of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management and Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which the regulator recommended that Khezri face disciplinary action for possible violations of FINRA rules and securities laws pertaining to excessive and unsuitable…

David Weisberg of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $47,629.58 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitability and misrepresentation relating to the customer’s investments in over-the-counter equities between October of 2017…

Donald Joseph Fowler of Rockville Center New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Fowler churned and excessively traded the accounts of four of his customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

David Michael Murray of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $653,700.00 in damages based upon accusations that between August of 2017 and December of 2019, stock and over-the-counter equities transactions…

John Sebastion Cangialosi Jr of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Cangialosi engaged in excessive trading of customer accounts at Worden Capital Management…

Alfonse Joseph Stazzone Jr of Holmdel New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Stazzone made unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s account when Stazzone was…

Maxim Beliakov of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group 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 he engaged in unsuitable and excessive trading in a Woodstock Financial Group customer’s account….

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