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…

Scot Barringer of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker registered with Westpark Capital Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on September 15, 2022, for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Barringer made unsuitable recommendations of GWG L-bonds when Barringer was associated with Westpark Capital Inc. Financial Industry…

Christopher Warren Wright (also known as Chris Wright), of Prescott, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Center Street Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $135,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Wright made unsuitable recommendations of GWG L-bonds during the time that…

Michael Joseph Kane III off Plano, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Hilltop Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $135,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Kane made unsuitable recommendations and made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact in connection with the…

Sean Daniel McDevitt of Chappaqua, New York, a stockbroker registered with Campfire Capital, 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 McDevitt solicited an outside investment arrangement in which funds were potentially misappropriated. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

John Eugene Egan of Boca Raton, FL, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Egan breached his fiduciary duties, breached a contract, and was negligent in connection with the recommendation and…

Daniel William Sopher of Metuchen, NJ, a stockbroker registered with Kestra Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $73,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Sopher was negligent and breached his fiduciary duties, and that Kestra Investment Services LLC failed to…

Dexter Leroy Thomas of Dallas, TX, a stockbroker registered with National Planning Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $40,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Thomas failed to supervise certain registered representatives, whom were negligent, or made unsuitable recommendations, breached their fiduciary duties, and…

Peter Lewis Goffin of Boca Raton, FL, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $32,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Goffin committed fraud, made unsuitable recommendations, breached a contract, and breached his fiduciary duties in connection with…

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as JoePat Roop), of Belmont, NC, a stockbroker registered with Dempsey Lord Smith LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $220,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Roop was negligent, breached his fiduciary duties, made misrepresentations of material…

Barry Lee Garapedian of Westlake Village, CA, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley, 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 Garapedian caused the securities broker dealer to maintain false records or books. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Brian Robert Roth of Morristown, NJ, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Roth made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact and failed to supervise certain registered representatives in connection…

Shirley Ank Wong (also known as Kuan An Huang or Shirley Ankuan Huang), of Daly City, CA, a stockbroker registered with Ni Advisors, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Wong made misrepresentations of material fact, breached…

Anthony John Pitta of Melville, NY, a stockbroker registered with Capital Investment Group Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pitta made unsuitable recommendations, breached his fiduciary duties, and made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact…

Nick Eugene Son of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $261,765.21 in damages based upon allegations that Son made unsuitable recommendations, breached a contract, and breached his fiduciary duties in connection with the sale…

Douglas Fulton Kaiser (also known as Doug Kaiser), of Boca Raton, FL, a stockbroker registered with Westpark Capital Inc., 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 Kaiser failed to supervise certain registered representatives. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Elliot Hough Sherer of Melville, NY, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested damages based upon allegations that Sherer breached his fiduciary duties, was negligent, made misrepresentations of material fact, breached a contract, and churned the customer’s…

John Kennedy Ulwick of Fort Wayne, IN, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Ulwick made unsuitable recommendations of oil and gas investments when Ulwick was associated with Lincoln Financial Advisors…

Christopher David Sinkula of Stuart, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $125,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Sinkula made unsuitable recommendations of high yield securities when Sinkula was associated with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC….

Mei Xia Guo (also known as Gracie Guo), of Monterey Park, CA, a stockbroker registered with Cetera Investment Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Guo made unsuitable recommendations of real estate securities when Guo was…

Philippus Theunis Van Staden (also known as Philip Van Staden), of Atlanta, GA, a stockbroker registered with The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $90,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Van Staden failed to perform due diligence, made unsuitable…

Sean T. Sullivan of Melville, NY, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on October 21, 2022, in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Sullivan made unsuitable investment recommendations when Sullivan was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. FINRA Public Disclosure shows…

Jeffrey Brian Forehand (also known as Jeff Forehand) of Myrtle Beach, SC, a stockbroker registered with First Allied Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $14,600.00 in damages based upon allegations that Forehand made unsuitable recommendations, breached a contract, was negligent, and failed…

Matthew Stern Buchsbaum of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on October 21, 2022, in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Buchsbaum made unsuitable investment recommendations and made misrepresentations of material fact during the time that…

Eric Scott Felsenfeld of Bethesda, MD, a stockbroker registered with H. Beck Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Felsenfeld made misrepresentations of material fact in connection with the recommendation and sale of direct investments,  Real Estate…

Travis John Wolfe of Downers Grove, IL, a stockbroker registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Wolfe made unsuitable recommendations, made misrepresentations of material fact, and failed to perform due diligence…

Gary Lyle Pevey of Sacramento, CA, a stockbroker registered with Mutual Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $26,206.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pevey committed fraud in connection with the sale of real estate securities during the time that Pevey was…

Jeffrey John Furniss of Annapolis, MD, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Furniss made unsuitable recommendations of oil and gas investments when Furniss was associated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation. Financial…

Michael Christopher Blumer (also known as Christopher Blumer), of Melville, NY, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $45,405.00 in damages based upon allegations that Blumer was negligent, made unsuitable recommendations, and breached his fiduciary duties in connection…

Matthew Gates (also known as Matt Gates), of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Joseph Gunnar Co. LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $43,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gates made unsuitable recommendations of real estate investment trusts or REITs  during…

Thais Drummond Piotrowski (also known as Thais Drummond Moreira), of Boca Raton, FL, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Piotrowski made unsuitable recommendations of Business Development Companies or…

Albert Foronda of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Foronda breached his fiduciary duties, breached a contract, and was negligent in connection with the recommendation and…

Frank Louis Avallone of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Avallone made unsuitable recommendations, breached his fiduciary duties, committed fraud, and violated FINRA rules in connection with the…

Regan Allen Rohl, of Fargo, ND, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $2,025,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rohl engaged in unauthorized trading and made unsuitable recommendations of Master Limited Partnerships “MLPs” during…

Robert D’Agosta of Cedar Rapids, IA, a stockbroker registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc., was 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 D’Agosta made unsuitable recommendations, made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, and failed to perform…

Farrukh Shazad Kazmi, of Moorestown, NJ, a stockbroker registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $130,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Kazmi made unsuitable recommendations, made misrepresentations of material fact, and failed to perform due diligence…

Thomas Michael Rauchegger, of Maitland, FL, a stockbroker registered with Kalos Capital Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $40,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rauchegger made unsuitable recommendations of real estate securities during the time that Rauchegger was associated with Kalos Capital…

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,…

Joseph Edward Faherty of Old Tappan, NJ, a stockbroker registered with Royal Alliance Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Faherty made unsuitable invstment recommendations of Business Development Companies or “BDCs” during the time that…

David Fleming Crossan of Manchester, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Crossan breached his fiduciary duties, charged excessive commissions, and was negligent in connection…

Joseph Francis Comiskey Jr. of Ronkonkoma, NY, 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 $10,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Comiskey made misrepresentations of material fact, was negligent, and breached his fiduciary duties in connection with…

Kurt Russell Baldry of Ostego, MN, a stockbroker registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Baldry made unsuitable investment recommendations of direct investments and oil and gas investments during the time…

Robert Thomas Crothers of Holbrook, NY, a stockbroker registered with American Portfolios Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $55,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Crothers made unsuitable investment recommendations, committed fraud, breached a contract, breached his fiduciary duties, and was…

Christopher Robert Black (also known as Chris Black), of Houston, TX, a stockbroker registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $305,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Black made misrepresentations of material fact and made unsuitable investment recommendations of…

Erkan Eric Afacan of Paramus, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc., has been permitted to resign on September 30, 2022, based upon allegations that Afacan failed to comply with the securities broker dealer’s policies regarding covering client account losses. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure shows that Afacan is referenced…

Douglas Eugene Keller (also known as Douglas Eugene Savery), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (AXA Advisors LLC), was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on December 9, 2020, for $5,396.04 in damages based upon allegations that Keller made misrepresentations of material fact…

William Martin Ornstein of Fairfield, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with GMS Group, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $28,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ornstein was negligent, made misrepresentations of material fact, and breached his fiduciary duties in connection with the recommendation and…

David Roger Hirons of San Diego, California, a stockbroker registered with Wedbush Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of trading execution errors during the time that Hirons was associated with Wedbush Securities Inc. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

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….

Brad Richard Small of Reading, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with American Portfolios Financial Services Inc., 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 Small breached a contract in connection with the recommendation and sale of investments during the time that…

Curtis Lee Howard (also known as Curt Howard), of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, a stockbroker registered with Edward Jones, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $60,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Howard breached his fiduciary duties, was negligent, breached a contract, and committed fraud in…

Christopher John Shaw (also known as Chris Shaw), of Belmont, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with Pruco Securities LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Shaw engaged in unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020067955001 (November 7, 2022)….

Trevor Lee Gordon of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker registered with Sandlapper Securities LLC, was sanctioned by FINRA based upon allegations that Gordon failed to comply with an arbitration award or otherwise confirm compliance with the regulator. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 21-01008 (August 20, 2021). Gordon and Sandlapper Securities LLC were ordered to…

Kenneth Anthony Luccioni of Sacramento, California, a stockbroker registered with Triad Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Luccioni made unsuitable recommendations of mutual funds when Luccioni was associated with Triad Advisors LLC. Financial Industry…

Victor A. Rigoni III of Lake Forest, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Cetera Advisor Networks 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 Rigoni failed to make regulatory disclosures. Department of Enforcement v. Victor A. Rigoni III, Order Accepting…

Rafael Golan (also known as Rafi Golan), of Delray Beach, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Crystal Bay Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $1,300,803.00 in compensatory damages and $50,000.00 in punitive damages because Crystal Bay Securities Inc. was held liable…

Kyle Robert Franklin of Roseville, California, a stockbroker registered with First Allied Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Franklin made unsuitable recommendations, breached his fiduciary duties, breached a contract, was negligent, and failed to supervise…

Brian Charles Kennedy (also known as Brian Charles Fitton), of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Kennedy made unsuitable recommendations of oil and gas investments when Kennedy…

Hector Anthony May of New City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Securities America Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $9,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that May converted funds, committed fraud, made omissions of material fact, breached his fiduciary duties, and was…

M. B. Schreiber (also known as Mickey Schreiber), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., 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 Schreiber engaged in unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

William Hennion of New York, New York, the Vice President of Hennion Walsh Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $260,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable recommendations of unit investment trusts and bonds at Hennion Walsh Inc. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Mason Wayne Gann of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on June 4, 2020, for $4,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gann made unsuitable recommendations of stocks when Gann was associated with Berthel Fisher Company…

Andre Vincent LaBarbera, of Dix Hills, New York, a stockbroker registered with Titus Rockefeller LLC, has been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon allegations that LaBarbera failed to comply with an arbitration award or otherwise confirm compliance with the regulator. FINRA Arbitration No. 18-04008 (August 20, 2021). LaBarbera was ordered to pay…

Ronald Reed McCook (also known as Ron Reed McCook Jr.), of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with First Allied Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $1,961,500.00 in compensatory damages because First Allied Securities Inc. was held liable for sales practice…

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…

Anthony Vultaggio Jr., of East Meadow, New York, a stockbroker registered with American Capital Partners LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $375,000.00 in damages resulting from the customer’s purchase of private placements during the time that Vultaggio was associated with American Capital Partners…

Edward Chong Yoon of Pasadena, California, a stockbroker registered with First Allied Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $36,250.00 in damages based upon allegations that Yoon made unsuitable recommendations, breached a contract, breached his fiduciary duties, and was negligent in connection with the…

Edward Joseph Rudiger Jr., of New York, New York, a the Chief Executive Officer of Reid Rudiger LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on August 8, 2022, in which the customer requested damages based upon allegations that Rudiger charged excessive commissions and engaged in the unauthorized trading of over-the-counter…

Thomas H. Laws of Silver City, New Mexico, a stockbroker registered with Avantax Investment Services, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Laws misappropriated funds and made unsuitable recommendations of direct investments (DPPs and LPs) when Laws was…

Luisa Gonzalez (also known as Mercado Luisa Gonzales), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with SunTrust Investment Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $130,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gonzalez made unsuitable recommendations of Northstar Healthcare when Gonzalez was associated with…

Floyd E. Powell of Albertville, Alabama, a stockbroker registered with MSI Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $62,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Powell made unsuitable recommendations of Woodbridge Group promissory notes during the time that Powell was associated with MSI…

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…

Stefan Anton Pastor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $18,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pastor made misrepresentations of material fact and made an unauthorized premium payment on an insurance…

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,…

Michael Giokas of Clarence, New York, a stockbroker registered with Fortune Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Giokas breached his fiduciary duties, was negligent, breached a contract, violated state securities laws, and violated FINRA…

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,…

John Wade Loofbourrow of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Demopolis Capital Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $175,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was defrauded in connection with the sale of Concord Group Holdings private placements. Financial Industry…

Gregory Roy Tucker of Des Moines, Iowa, a stockbroker registered with D.A. Davidson Co., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Tucker made unsuitable recommendations of municipal bonds when Tucker was associated with D.A. Davidson Co. Financial Industry…

Joseph Harold Sterling of Apple Valley, Minnesota, a stockbroker registered with Geneos Wealth Management Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Sterling made unsuitable recommendations of oil and gas investments during the time that Sterling was associated…

Jonathan David Cummings of Hurst, Texas, a stockbroker registered with InvestaCorp Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Cummings made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, was negligent, and made unsuitable recommendations of real estate securities during…

James F. Anderson of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, a stockbroker registered with Ameritas Investment Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $1,600,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Anderson failed to supervise certain registered representatives and made misrepresentations of material fact in connection with…

Richard Clarence DeYoung Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, was the subject of a customer-investment related complaint filed on March 12, 2020, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that DeYoung engaged in unauthorized trading in the customer’s Wells Fargo account. This is not the…

Charles Lawrence Doraine of Corpus Christi, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Next Financial Group Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $352,564.00 in damages based upon allegations that Doraine made unsuitable recommendations of variable annuities and mutual funds during the time that Doraine was…

Hans Patrick Kulicke Eveillard of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Alight Financial Solutions LLC and Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Eveillard failed to testify during the time that FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules….

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…

Apostolos Nicolas Pitsironis (also known as Paul Pitsironis), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pitsironis borrowed but failed to repay customer funds when Pitsironis was…

Avi Elliot Schottenstein of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, has entered in a Consent Order with the  State of Illinois agreeing to be permanently barred registration in the state. In the Matter of Avi Elliot Schottenstein, File No. 2100123 (April 22, 2022). Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public…

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…

Jason Eugene Tarver of Frisco, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $2,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Tarver used an unsuitable investment strategy involving a line of credit when Tarver was associated…

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…

Gregory Scott Young of Columbia, South Carolina, a stockbroker registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $40,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Young made unsuitable recommendations of structured steepener products and CDs when Young was associated with Voya…

Jason Eric Zwibel (also known as Jay Bell Zwibel), of Wellington, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Garden State Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $12,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Zwibel made unsuitable recommendations and breached his fiduciary duties in connection…

Brent Jason Greninger, of Weston, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $150,000.00 in compensatory damages based upon allegations that Greninger made unsuitable recommendations of “private investments” when Greninger was associated with…

Mark Smith, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which settled for $40,000.00 in damages resulting from a crypto currency deal recommended by Smith when he was associated with Transamerica Financial Advisors. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Kim Marie Monchik (also known as Kim Marie Amendola), a stockbroker and CCO of Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement action in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Monchik based upon allegations that Monchik failed to disclose customer initiated investment related arbitration claims. Department of…

Joseph Victor Alhadeff of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $129,524.00 in damages based upon allegations that Alhadeff breached his fiduciary duties, and was otherwise negligent, in connection with the recommendation and…

Vincent Keith Annable of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Center Street Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $600,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Annable made unsuitable investment recommendations and overconcentrated the customer’s account in alternative…

Alan Zelig Appelbaum of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $280,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Appelbaum made unsuitable investment recommendations and engaged in other misconduct in connection…

James Baroutas of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with B. Riley Wealth Management, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Baroutas engaged in unauthorized trading and other misconduct in connection with…

Kenneth William Biebel of Westport, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Biebel made unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of private…

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