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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Business Development Companies, Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Securities

Jeffrey Guy Labelle (also known as Jeff Labelle) of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s First Allied Securities account had been negligently supervised and that […]

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JP Morgan Stockbroker Sanctioned For Unauthorized Trading

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on JP Morgan Stockbroker Sanctioned For Unauthorized Trading

Trevor Bradner Rahn of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for 18 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Rahn made unsuitable recommendations and unauthorized trades when he was associated with JP […]

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GF Investment Services Accused Of Unauthorized Transactions

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on GF Investment Services Accused Of Unauthorized Transactions

Mark Scordato of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 29, 2020 where the customer sought $34,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of a fixed insurance product being purchased without the customer’s authorization when Scordato was associated with GF […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against UBS For Misrepresentation

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Hedge Funds, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against UBS For Misrepresentation

Jeremy Seidman of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $6,500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been recommended an unsuitable options overlay strategy by Seidman between 2016 and 2019 when he […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against AIGS For Suitability

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against AIGS For Suitability

Thomas Joseph Logue Jr. of Hinsdale Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with American Independent Securities Group LLC (AIGS) is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $450,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable asset-backed debt investments during the time that […]

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Kovack Securities Accused Of Unsuitable Trading

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Kovack Securities Accused Of Unsuitable Trading

Gerald James O’Halloran of Punta Gorda Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Kovack Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $24,000.00 in damages on May 29, 2020 based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable real estate securities and stocks by O’Halloran […]

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FINRA Bars MML Stockbroker In Investigation

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars MML Stockbroker In Investigation

Chad T. Mackland of Council Bluff Iowa a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Mackland neglected to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated him for accusations of fraud. Letter of Acceptance […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Aegis For Unsuitable Trading

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Aegis For Unsuitable Trading

Gregory Spencer O’Brien of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $153,300.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been placed into poorly performing investments between 2013 and 2019 during the period […]

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UBS Sued By Investors For Unsuitable Trading

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Bond Fraud, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on UBS Sued By Investors For Unsuitable Trading

Ricardo Fontana Guimaraes of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $57,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been sold unsuitable bonds from Guimaraes when he was associated with UBS Financial […]

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Investors Accuse Purshe Kaplan Of Reverse Churning

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Purshe Kaplan Of Reverse Churning

David Nathan Hale of San Francisco California a stockbroker currently registered with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on April 23, 2019 for $12,113.11 in damages founded on allegations that the customer’s investment account had been subject of “reverse churning” by Hale as it […]

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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Sanctioned For Customer Complaints

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Sanctioned For Customer Complaints

Jonathan William Lonske of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been issued a Consent Order by Massachusetts Securities Division which requires Lonske to be placed on heightened supervision based on allegations that he was the subject of customer initiated investment related complaints and was terminated from a securities broker dealer for […]

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Investors Accuse Merrill Lynch Of Misrepresentation

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Securities Fraud   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Merrill Lynch Of Misrepresentation

Jeffrey William Fitz of Short Hills New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 5, 2020 where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer by Fitz concerning investment […]

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IFG Sued By Investors In Promissory Note Scheme

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Ponzi Schemes, Promissory Notes, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on IFG Sued By Investors In Promissory Note Scheme

Jon Richard Pariser of Pacific Grove California a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,202,739.63 in damages based upon accusations of Pariser having involved himself with people who persuaded the customer to invest in fraudulent promissory notes. Financial […]

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Aegis Stockbroker Charged With Excessive Trading

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Churning, Excessive Trading, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Aegis Stockbroker Charged With Excessive Trading

Kishan Parikh (also known as Sean Parikh) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with executing unsuitable, excessive and unauthorized trades in the accounts of Aegis Capital Corp customers. Department of Enforcement v. Kishan Parikh Disciplinary Proceeding […]

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Raymond James Stockbroker Charged By SEC With Fraud

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Securities Fraud, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on Raymond James Stockbroker Charged By SEC With Fraud

Mark Joseph Boucher of Carlsbad California a former stockbroker of Raymond James Financial Services and former investment adviser representative of SCF Investment Advisors Inc. has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with engaging in a fraudulent scheme during the period that he controlled Strategic Wealth Advisors Group (SWAG). Securities and Exchange Commission v. […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Madison Avenue Securities

March 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Madison Avenue Securities

James Andrew Geake (also known as Jim Geake) of Skokie Illinois a stockbroker currently registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 5, 2020 in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded on accusations that unsuitable investment recommendations had been made by Geake causing […]

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Westlake Stockbroker Charged With Making Unsuitable Recommendations

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Westlake Stockbroker Charged With Making Unsuitable Recommendations

Megurditch Mike Patatian (also known as Mike Patatian) a stockbroker formerly registered with Westlake International Securities Inc. has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with making unsuitable recommendations of real estate investment trusts to customers of Western International Securities. Department of Enforcement v. Megurditch Patatian Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2018057235801 (Feb. 26, 2021). According […]

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David Lerner Of David Lerner Accused Of Unsuitable Trading

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on David Lerner Of David Lerner Accused Of Unsuitable Trading

Daniel Todd Lerner of White Plains New York a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 22, 2021 where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been placed into unsuitable mutual funds and direct investments when the […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Securities America For Fraud

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Securities America For Fraud

Jaime Michael Westenbarger of Grand Rapids Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of the breach of both a contract and fiduciary duty by the stockbroker in reference to real […]

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FINRA Bars LPL Stockbroker In Investigation

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Forgery, Investment and Regulatory News, Ponzi Schemes, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars LPL Stockbroker In Investigation

Rhett Douglas Bedwell of Rogers Arizona 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 failed to comply with the regulator when he was being investigated for using forged documentation to transition a customer’s assets […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Money Concepts For Misrepresentation

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Money Concepts For Misrepresentation

Ray Gene Reese of Farmington Montana a stockbroker formerly registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $400,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that misrepresentations and omissions had been made to them concerning investments in GPB when Reese was associated […]

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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Sanctioned For Unauthorized Trading

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Sanctioned For Unauthorized Trading

Frank Fornshell Venable III of Knoxville Tennessee a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined by Tennessee Securities Division based upon Venable having been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for effecting discretionary trades in customer accounts. Case No. TSD No. 20-013 (June 26, 2020). The Securities Division found Venable to be […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Four Points For Unsuitable Recommendations

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Four Points For Unsuitable Recommendations

Michael Christopher Martino of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Four Points Capital Partners LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $543,163.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations from Martino when he was associated with […]

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Investors File FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Newbridge For Unsuitable Trading

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Securities Fraud, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Newbridge For Unsuitable Trading

Gerald John Cocuzzo (also known as Jerry Cocuzzo) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $208,287.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable stock trading by Cocuzzo while he was registered with Newbridge Securities […]

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Investors File FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Ameriprise For Fraud

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Inverse/Leveraged ETF Funds, Investment and Regulatory News, Ponzi Schemes   |   Comments Off on Investors File FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Ameriprise For Fraud

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 sought $172,688.03 in damages founded on allegations that they had been advised by Hoffman to invest in Zima Global Ventures […]

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FINRA Bars Southern Trust CEO In Investigation

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars Southern Trust CEO In Investigation

Robert Juan Escobio of Miami Florida a former Chief Executive Officer of Southern Trust Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) Decision containing findings that Escobio failed to cooperate with FINRA during the period that he […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Citigroup For Misrepresentation

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Citigroup For Misrepresentation

Timothy Trevor Kenska of Rye New York a stockbroker currently registered with Citigroup Global Markets is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of misrepresentations and omissions by Kenska concerning transactions executed in the customer’s Citigroup Global Markets individual retirement […]

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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Barred By State Regulator For Fraud

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Barred By State Regulator For Fraud

Michael Barry Carter (also known as Mike Carter) of McClean Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been fined $220,000.00 and barred by the State of Maryland from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative supported by allegations that he defrauded investors. Case No. 2019-0176 (Dec. 15, 2020). According to the Consent Order, […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Investors Capital Corp Sued For Unsuitable Recommendations

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Investors Capital Corp Sued For Unsuitable Recommendations

James A. Franklin (also known as Jim Franklin) of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Investors Capital Corp. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in compensatory damages founded on accusations that his investment recommendations were not suitable for the […]

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Investors Bring FINRA Securities Arbitration Against Madison Avenue Securities For Unsuitable Advice

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring FINRA Securities Arbitration Against Madison Avenue Securities For Unsuitable Advice

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 $300,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable recommendations being made to the customer concerning GPB and other direct investments including DPPs or […]

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