Chad Ryan Barancyk of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $260,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Barancyk breached a contract, breached a fiduciary duty, acted negligently, and effected unsuitable transactions in…

David Aubrey Dunfee of Bangor, Maine, a stockbroker currently registered with Key Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $210,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Dunfee financially exploited the customer with regard to the recommendation and sale of variable annuities when…

Edward Robert Taliaferro of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a stockbroker formerly registered with J.J.B. Hillard W.L. Lyons LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $6,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Taliaferro made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of equities when Taliaferro 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…

Michael Jeremiah Mooney of Mount Airy, North Carolina, a former investment adviser representative of Southport Capital and stockbroker of Oppenheimer Co. Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Mooney based upon allegations that Mooney violated federal securities laws by…

Edward Lawrence Turley (also known as Ed Turley) of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $55,615,696.00 in damages based upon allegations that Turley effected unauthorized and unsuitable transactions and made misrepresentations…

Thomas Caine Shultz of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Shultz failed to perform due diligence and made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of direct…

Mark Alan Kemp of Corpus Christi, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with McNally Financial Services Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $157,600.00 in damages based upon allegations that Kemp made unsuitable recommendations in connection with the sale of reverse convertible securities when Kemp…

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…

Ariel A. Rivero of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Jefferies LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $999,999.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rivero made unsuitable transactions, used the customer’s funds without authorization, failed to supervise, and breached a fiduciary…

Jason Nicholas Slezak of Antioch, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Landolt Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Slezak failed to disclose risks in connection with the recommendation and sale of GWG L Bonds when…

William Colie Johnson of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $121,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Johnson made unsuitable transactions with regard to the recommendation and sale of real estate…

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….

Francis Joseph Velten Jr. of New Port Richey, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Case No. 2020066032801 (July 19, 2022). According to the Default Decision, Velten…

Brian David Rockowitz of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which settled for $19,353.87 in damages based upon allegations that Rockowitz breached a fiduciary duty, breached a contract, and made unsuitable transactions in connection with the recommendation and…

Robert Patrick Macnamee of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $18,840.85 in damages based upon allegations that Macnamee breached a contract, breached a fiduciary duty, and made unsuitable transactions with regard to…

Richard A. Rodriguez Jr. of Fruitland Park, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rodriguez made misrepresentations, acted negligently, breached a fiduciary duty, breached a contract, and…

John Anthony Sommo of New Haven, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2020067928601 (April 4, 2022). Public Disclosure shows that…

Darryl Matthew Cohen of Westlake Village, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he did not comply with an investigation into his use of customer funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2020066797301 (February 16, 2022)….

Russ Kory of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc., 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 accusations that Kory made unsuitable recommendations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019063686203 (September…

Antonio Almeida (also known as Tony Almeida) of Melville, 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 $106,882.07 in damages based upon accusations that Almeida made unsuitable recommendations in connection with the sale of investments during the…

John Anthony Busco of Toms River, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Busco made unsuitable transactions in connection with the recommendation and sale of direct investments…

Ray Anthony Garrido San Pedro 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 $75,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that San Pedro made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of private placements during the…

Craig Eugene Friedrichsen of Topeka, Kansas, a stockbroker registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested more than $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Friedrichsen made misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation and sale of alternative investments including real…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., has been fined $10,000 and suspended for 15 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because of Martinsen’s private securities transactions during the time that he was associated with Centaurus Finacnial Inc….

Jeffrey Alan Kiesnoski of Jefferson, New York, a stockbroker registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $8,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that Kiesnoski breached a contract and breached a fiduciary duty in connection with the recommendation and sale of…

Ryan Thomas Fleming of Bellevue, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Hornor Townsend Kent LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Fleming made unsuitable recommendations, breached a fiduciary duty, and acted negligently with regard to the recommendation and…

Patrick James Dwyer of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $600,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Dwyer made unsuitable recommendations and misrepresentations in connection with the recommendation and sale of options during…

Amanda Yvonne Berry (also known as Amanda Yvonne Coleman and as Amanda Yvonne Oostrum) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on May 27, 2022, for $82,967.79 in damages based upon accusations that Berry made unsuitable…

Robert Leo Luley (also known as Rob Leo Luley Junior) of Clover, South Carolina, 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 $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Luley made unsuitable recommendations in connection with the sale…

William Montgomery Cerf (also known as Monty Cerf) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $1,109,484.73 in compensatory damages because UBS Financial Services Inc. was held liable on the customer’s…

Ahmad Mohamed Maklouf (also known as Ed Maklouf) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Management LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $350,343.10 in damages based upon allegations that Maklouf churned accounts, breached a fiduciary duty, made unsuitable and…

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…

Roy Daniel Budd of Little Falls, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $53,000.00 in damages because Budd allegedly made unsuitable investment recommendations for the customer’s managed account at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in April of 2019….

Christopher William Porter of Yalesville, Connecticut, a stockbroker currently registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested approximately $100,000.00 in damages because Porter allegedly provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning alternative investments including GPB Automotive when Porter was associated…

Michael Joseph Sievert (also known as Mike Sievert) of Jacksonville, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Triad Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Sievert made unsuitable recommendations in connection with real estate security transactions while he…

Juan Guillermo Herrans Barreras of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $70,000.00 in damages because Barreras allegedly made misrepresentations and unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of mutual funds during the period that…

Michael J. Haffling of Orland Park, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was resolved for $13,803.26 in damages because of the alleged recommendation and sale of illiquid, risky alternative investments for the customer’s individual retirement accounts at Kalos Capital….

Herbert Lee Weith IV of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for failing to respond to a request for information. FINRA Case No. 2019064197601 (January 10, 2022). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, Weith…

William Sideny Friedman of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pinnacle Investments, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Friedman breached a fiduciary duty and made unauthorized trades when he was registered with Pinnacle Investments, Woodstock…

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…

Dennis Shane McMillan (also known as Shane McMillan) of Englewood, Colorado, a stockbroker currently registered with Arete Wealth Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $190,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that McMillan provided unsuitable investment advice to the customer between 2016…

David Charles Turetzky of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $390,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Turetzky failed to supervise a stockbroker’s management of investment accounts at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Financial Industry…

Andrew Raymond Scheirer (also known as Andy Haas) of Lake Mary, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kovack Securities and Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, was referenced in a customer initiated FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $17,500.00 in damages based upon on the allegations that Kovack failed to supervise and that Scheirer made…

Xiangyu Yu Zhang (also known as Sean Zhang) of Arcadia, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Investment Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested up to $99,999.99 in damages founded on allegations that Zhang provided unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning …

James Travis Flynn (also known as Jim Flynn) of Greenville, South Carolina is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customers seek $1,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Flynn made misrepresentations ccncerning investments made in a business development company and real estate investment trust by Flynn while…

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 FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages for  breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, and unsuitable trades when Lerner was associated with David Lerner Associates. Financial…

Michael Francis Shillin of Altoona, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with AGP (Alliance Global Partners), has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or an investment advisor and barred from associating with those institutions, according to an SEC Order containing findings of Shillin misrepresenting information to investors and misleading them…

James A. Parrelly (also known as Jim Anthony Parrelly) of Dearborn, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Investment Planners Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Parrelly’s refusal to comply with a FINRA investigation concerning his potential unauthorized communications relating to…

Mark Fallon Kregor of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker formerly registered with Robert W. Baird Co. Incorporated, has been permitted to resign as a stockbroker on July 15, 2021, following a disciplinary action brought by Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions. Kregor was fined $32,000.00 and suspended by the Kentucky regulator from doing securities business in the…

Kevin Charles Fretz of South Windsor, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $55,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Fretz made the unsuitable recommendation of certain non-traded real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) while he was…

William Edward Torriente (also known as Ed Torriente and as Eddy Torriente) of Phoenix, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Comerica Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Torriente failing to cooperate with FINRA investigators concerning allegations of Torriente’s unauthorized…

David Michael Karandos of Indianapolis, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Karandos failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of Karandos’ unsuitable recommendations in the account of a Dinosaur…

Gary Begnaud of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith, is identified in a  FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer seeks unknown compensatory damages based upon the alleged unauthorized trading of mutual funds some two years earlier in 2020 while Begnaud was associated with Merrill Lynch….

Lawrence John Fawcett (also known as Larry Fawcett Jr.) of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Westpark Capital and Salomon Whitney Financial, has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member supported by allegations that Lawrence failed to pay an arbitration award to an investor. FINRA Public Disclosure  …

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Bice) of Greensboro, North Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 9, 2022, where the customer sought $7,600.00 in damages based upon accusations of Bice’s unsuitable investment recommendations concerning structured notes while he was…

Heather Peterson Weber (also known as Heather Adrienne Weber) of Clearwater, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $125,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Weber made misrepresentations and provided unsuitable investment recommendations during…

Michael Christopher Martino of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Four Points Capital Partners LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Martino provided unsuitable investment advice by Martino from 2014 to 2017 in connection…

Charles Ronald Baker (also known as Ron Baker) of Lubbock, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Richfield Orion International Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Baker did not cooperate with the regulator regarding its investigation into his possible unsuitable and…

Gary David Ginsberg of West Orange, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Royal Alliance Associates Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ginsberg made  unsuitable alternative investment recommendations while associated with Royal Alliance. Financial Industry Regulatory…

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…

Timothy Allen Thelen (also known as Tim Thelen) of Middletown, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Accelerated Capital and Aeon Capital, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $1,500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty relating to private placement…

Grant Christopher Birkley of Barrington, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $625,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of an inappropriate private investment fund through Birkley during the time that he was associated with Sagepoint Financial….

Kristian M. Gaudet of Cut Off, Louisiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameritas Investment Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $450,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty while Gaudet was employed by Ameritas Investment Corp. Financial Industry…

Robert Douglas Armstrong of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Dawson James Securities Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $123,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable investment recommendations by Armstrong concerning limited partnership interests or direct participation program interests while Armstrong…

William Mark Heiden of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wedbush Securities, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $70,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable and unauthorized trading of stocks by Heiden during the time that he was registered with Wedbush Securities…

Joseph Ijong Chu of Stamford, Connecticut, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $866,302.56 in damages founded on accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable over-the-counter equities by Chu during the time that he…

Robert Scott Ginsberg (also known as Bob Scott Ginsberg) of Wallingford, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with Investors Capital Corp and Woodbury Financial Services Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $35,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations by Ginsberg concerning real estate securities,…

Andrew W. Topka of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $297,500.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable trading and breach of fiduciary duty concerning business development companies, direct investments, and real estate…

John Albert Westbrook of McDonough, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Center Street Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $80,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence and unsuitable transactions relating to Future Income Payments LLC while Westbrook was associated with Center Street Securities….

Antoine Nabih Souma of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley, has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Souma provided a customer with misleading and incorrect accounts reports…

Jon Richard Pariser of Pacific Grove, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $103,004.30 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been persuaded by Pariser to invest their funds into an unregistered investment….

Mark Charles Cohen of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with BCG Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $55,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of BCG Securities’ failure to supervise trading in the customer’s account, resulting in unsuitable real estate…

Robert James D’Andria (also known as Bobby Dandria and Bob Dandria) of Spring Lakes, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with International Assets Advisory LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $45,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of negligent supervision, fraud, unauthorized trading, breach of…

Walter Warren Parker of Addison, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Titan Securities, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of unsuitable alternative investments, including BDCs and real estate securities when Parker was associated with…

Bradley Carl Mascho of Frederick, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $55,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of Mascho’s unsuitable trading in the customer’s account concerning exchange-traded funds while Mascho was registered with Western International…

Brian Radoo of North Woodmere, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Next Financial Group Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $76,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was provided bad advice by Radoo regarding purchases of non-traded real estate investment…

Noel Ray Vincent of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable recommendations by Vincent when he was associated with Madison Avenue Securities. Financial…

Jeffrey Raymond Dixson of Vancouver, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought compensatory damages supported by allegations of unsuitable alternative investment recommendations by Dixson, which included sales of limited partnership interests or direct participation program…

Vincent John Villani of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been sold unsuitable private placements by Villani while he was employed by…

Matthew William Crafa of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Royal Alliance Associates Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $525,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, misrepresentation, and the violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2110…

Daniel Todd Levine of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $8,500.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading and private securities transactions by Levine while he was employed by Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry…

Janie Garza-Clark of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with TCFG Wealth Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Garza-Clark failed to testify in an investigation relating to allegations of her activities with a customer during the time that Garza-Clark…

Shawn Edward Good of Wilmington, North Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with operating a Ponzi scheme causing $2,000,000.00 in losses to investors. SEC v. Shawn Good, Case No. 7:22-cv-00060 (April 18, 2022). According to the Complaint, between December 2012 and February of 2022,…

Michael William Leahy of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company LLC, is named in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $2,842,976.79 in damages based on Leahy being found liable for sales practice violations. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration…

Adam Gerard Belardino of Elmsford, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $13,431.00 on December 21, 2021, founded on accusations that unsuitable real estate investment trusts were sold to the customer by Belardino during the time that…

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)…

Clifford Ronald Reid of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Reid Rudiger LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $21,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that Reid breached a fiduciary duty to the customer in reference to stock and over-the-counter equities trades…

Samuel Ray Head of Seneca, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $60,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Head relating to a closed-end fund while Head was associated with Voya Financial…

Christopher John Shaw (also known as Chris John Shaw), a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 on June 30, 2021, supported by accusations of breach of fiduciary duty relating to illiquid and risky alternative investments, including non-traded…

Chad Mackland of Council Bluff, Iowa, a stockbroker formerly registered with Lion Street Financial and MML Investors Services, has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser representative supported by findings of Mackland pleading guilty to a charge of Ongoing Criminal Conduct. Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings File…

Christopher John Passero of Hurricane, West Virginia, a stockbroker currently registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp, 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 Passero shared in customers’ losses when he was registered with Money Concepts Capital…

Robert C. David of Farmington Hills, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for 20 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he falsified customer account information, overconcentrated customers’ accounts in lower-quality securities, and…

John Joseph Conroy of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Andrew Garrett Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.00 in damages supported by allegations of negligence and fraud as it pertained to stock trades executed in the customer’s account while Conroy…

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

Christopher Grant Conness of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by allegations that the customer was provided with unsuitable recommendations of real estate securities and alternative investments, including direct…

Cindy Lucille Porto Chiellini of Lexington, South Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $70,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of unsuitable real estate securities and corporate bonds being recommended by Chiellini during the time that…

John Anthony Orlando of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Westpark Capital Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with making unsuitable recommendations, falsifying information on Westpark Capital’s books and records relating to his solicitation of trades, and falsifying statements to the securities broker dealer regarding his…

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