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

Jonathan Ben Mirer, of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested more than $75,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated by Mirer in unsuitable investments when Mirer was registered with Wells Fargo…

Andrew Montgomery Costa, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded on allegations of unsuitable recommendations by Costa concerning alternative investments, including direct participation programs (DPPs), limited partnerships (LPs), and real…

Marc Frederick Korsch, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information about his activities. Case No. 2020066487801 (December 27, 2021). FINRA Public Disclosure…

Marcello Lattuca, of Massapequa, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with NBC Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of elder abuse and breach of fiduciary duty pertaining to real estate security and stock transactions executed by Lattuca between 2012…

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

Charles Edward White II (also known as Chad White), of Providence, Rhode Island, a stockbroker formerly registered with Barrett Company, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,200,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of White having the customer invest in unsuitable securities in a customized portfolio…

Brandon Carl Rudolph, of Las Vegas, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly registered with Chelsea Financial Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 1, 2021, in which the customer requested $96,500.00 in damages supported by allegations of Rudolph engaging in private securities transactions including a promissory note sale when he…

James Marten Lamont, of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Whitehall Parker Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.01 in damages supported by accusations that Lamont provided unsuitable recommendations to them as it pertained to real estate security products…

Mark Stewart Brody, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Planned Financial Programs Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $55,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Brody’s misrepresentation of information relating to common and preferred stock trades while he was employed by Planned…

Joseph Scott Audia, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity based upon findings that he failed to supervise a stockbroker, resulting in excessively trading in a…

Peter Jerome Mersberger (also known as Pete Mersberger), of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Mersberger misrepresenting alternative investments, including a business development company and real estate security,…

Aalon Rose (also known as Allen Rose), of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Wilshire Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $29,479.81 in damages founded on allegations that Rose made misrepresentations to the customer during the time that he was…

Walter Roland Valenzuela, of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Hilltop Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 21, 2021, where the customer sought $15,334.00 in damages founded on accusations of misrepresentation relating to the liquidity of the customer’s investment in Bluerock Inc. Interval Fund during the…

Heath Geoffrey Grossman, of Weathersfield, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Silver Oaks Securities and investment adviser representative registered with JB Capital LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related AAA arbitration claim where the customer requested $30,000.00 supported by allegations of Grossman’s failure to consider tax consequences in a customer’s investment plan which…

Gerald Richard Sharpe Jr. (also known as Gerry Sharpe), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $283,716.78 in damages supported by allegations that unsuitable investment recommendations had been made by Sharpe…

William Sidney Friedman (also known as Bill Friedman and as Willie Friedman), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pinnacle Investments LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that he failed to respond to FINRA’s inquiry regarding an unpaid arbitration…

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

Austin Richard Dutton Jr. (also known as Austin Richard Duttin), of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,001.00 in damages based upon allegations that Dutton breached a fiduciary duty and breached a contract relating…

Daniel Della Rosa, of Tampa, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Corinthian Partners LLC, has been issued a Decision and Order of Offer of Settlement by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Office of Hearing Officers where Della Rosa has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based on findings that he…

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

Robert Patrick MacNamee, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $190,873.62 in damages founded on accusations of MacNamee’s unsuitable investment recommendations concerning the customer’s account at Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory…

David Khezri, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. and Worden Capital Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he hindered a FINRA investigation into accusations of his unsuitable investment advice to investors….

Matthew Alexander Perry, of Columbia, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $40,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between June of 2016 and March of 2019, unauthorized and unsuitable trades were made by Perry when…

Johnnie Melvin Jones, of Syosset, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Network 1 Financial Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for the failure to comply with an FINRA arbitration award or settlement agreement. Case No. 2020068113601 (October 25, 2021). According to FINRA Public…

Kevin Mark Nevin, of Edina, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Dempsey Lord Smith LLC and Sandlapper Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that he failed to comply with FINRA’s requests for information in 2021 regarding the non-payment of a…

William Colie Johnson, of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations of the customer being sold unsuitable alternative investments because of Johnson during the time that he was associated with Voya…

Robert Anthony Guidicipietro (also known as Robert A. Peters), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arive Capital Markets, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Guidicipietro made excessive and unsuitable trades in…

John R. Mateyko, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with World Equity Group, Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mateyko made misrepresentations regarding business development programs and real estate investment trusts between 2014 and 2018…

Brian David Rockowitz, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $106,882.07 in damages founded on accusations that between December of 2012 and November of 2020, unsuitable investment recommendations were made by Rockowitz at Aegis…

Peter Vincent Ianace, of Frisco, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $18,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation and unsuitable recommendations by Ianace between February of 2013 and December of 2019…

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

Mark Lee Elafros, of Northbrook, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of Elafros making unsuitable private placement and unit investment trust sales to the customer when he was…

Danny Jerome Young (also known as Danny Young), of Adel, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which customers requested $800,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Young sold unsuitable real estate securities while he was registered with Voya…

Michael Edward Rulison, of Syracuse, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 3, 2020, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that unauthorized trades were effected in the customer’s account by Rulison while he was associated with Morgan Stanley…

Gregory Jon Williams (also known as Greg Williams), of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Forta Financial Group Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $30,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of the violation of federal and state securities laws concerning…

Matthew Eric Platnico (also known as Matthew Erie Platnico), of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Allied Millennial Partners LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $370,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that between December of 2019 and March of…

Brian Joseph Lombardi, of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $57,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that false and misleading statements were made by Lombardi regarding the customer’s investment transactions at Aegis Capital Corp….

Hillary Joy Wertlieb, of Lynbrook, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $12,500.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence by Wertlieb concerning the customer’s purchase of direct investments including direct participation program interests and limited…

Daniel Della Rosa (also known as Daniel Dellarosa), of Tampa, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Corinthian Partners LLC, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with failing to comply with an investigation into Della Rosa’s sales practices at Corinthian Partners. Department of Enforcement v. Daniel Della Rosa Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2020065714602 (November…

Lawrence John Fawcett Jr. (also known as Larry Fawcett), of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $545,727.12 in compensatory damages based upon WestPark Capital being found liable on the customer’s causes of action,…

Philip Anthony Simone, of Costa Mesa, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,001.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated in complex, risky, and high-commission real estate securities while Simone was registered with…

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

Angel Edgardo Aquino-Velez (also known as Angel Edgardo Aquino and Angel Edgardo Aquinovelez), of Miami, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $450,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Aquino-Velez effected unsuitable closed-end fund and municipal bond…

Eric Peter Weschke, of Setauket, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $138,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of negligence and unsuitable alternative investment transactions by Weschke during the time that he was associated with…

Robert Frederick Genito, of Bonita Springs, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $90,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Genito failing to pay on a promissory note that he issued to the customer relating to…

Stephen Sloane, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations that Sloane provided unsuitable investment recommendations regarding government debt investments when he was employed by WestPark Capital. Financial…

Michael Francis Shillin, of Altoona, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Alliance Global Partners (AGP), has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with defrauding investors about stock and insurance transactions when he was registered with Alliance Global Partners, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., Shillin Wealth Management LLC,…

Sean J. McElduff, of Parsippany, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $10,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that made unsuitable recommendations to them regarding municipal bonds while he was registered with Hennion Walsh. Financial…

Murray Todd Petersen (also known as Todd Petersen), of Roseville, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with SCF Securities Inc. and WFG Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in outside business activities and private securities transactions. Letter of…

WestPark Capital Inc. and its CEO, Richard Alyn Rappaport (also known as Rick Rappaport), of Los Angeles, California, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on findings that WestPark and Rappaport misrepresented information to customers concerning WPCFS offerings, and failed to supervise stockbrokers’ solicitations of investments. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as Joepat Roop), of Belmont, North Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 5, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages supported by allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations of real estate security products by Roop…

Laurence Jordan Russo (also known as Larry Russo and as Jordan Russo), of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $37,500.00 in damages supported by accusations that Russo breached a fiduciary duty while he was…

Alexander Steven Batt, of Vero Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was settled for $51,678.00 in damages on January 21, 2020, founded on accusations of unauthorized trading involving a private equity fund when Batt was associated with Merrill…

John Michael Cione of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $105,000.00 in damages based on allegations of Cione providing unsuitable recommendations concerning alternative investments during the time that he was employed by Independent…

Joseph Marie Andreoli Jr., of Paramaus 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 which was resolved for $165,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Andreoli’s unsuitable transactions involving structured products when he was associated with Wells Fargo…

Frank Jose Ortiz (also known as Francisco Jose Ortiz), of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $52,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of Ortiz omitting risks relating to the customer’s…

James Travis Flynn (also known as Jim Flynn), of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors, 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 of Flynn misrepresenting information about alternative investments during the time that…

Michael Philip Capolongo, of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $330,113.00 in damages based on allegations that Capolongo breached a fiduciary duty regarding common and preferred stock transactions during the period that he…

Michael John Giovannelli (also known as Michael Anthony Giovannelli), of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Default Decision containing findings that Giovannelli engaged in unauthorized trading and had falsified documents…

Stephen Christopher Tadlock (also known as Chris Tadlock), of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $65,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Tadlock making an unsuitable recommendation to the customer concerning an annuity exchange…

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

Donna Jean Hines (also known as Donna Jean Atchison) of Clarksburg, West Virginia, a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded upon findings that Hines failed to cooperate with an investigation into accusations of her outside activities, including…

Dennis Shane McMillan (also known as Shane McMillan), of Englewood, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arete Wealth Management, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between November of 2016 and June of 2017, McMillan provided unsuitable…

David John Melilli of Moorestown, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Melilli executed unauthorized trades in a customer’s account during the time that he was associated with Sagepoint Financial Inc….

Cataldo Panici (also known as Carlo Panici), of Frankfort, Illinois, a stockbroker currently registered with Wintrust Investments LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Panici failed to meet his fiduciary duty in reference to non-traded real estate…

Yann C. Faho (also known as Jann C. Faho and as John Faho), of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $180,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Faho which…

Sandra Lee White (also known as Sandra Lee Bauer, Sandra Hoffower White, and Sandra Lee Hoffower), of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $7,500.00 based upon allegations that White made misrepresentations to the customer regarding…

Michael Joseph McNulty (also known as Mike McNulty), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations of unsuitable investment advice by McNulty concerning equities transactions when McNulty was associated…

Jeffrey Dale Cleckner of Indianapolis, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Waddell Reed, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $125,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of the unauthorized withdrawal of funds in a retirement account during the time that he was registered with Waddell Reed….

Xiangyu Yu Zhang of Arcadia, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Investment Services LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on August 6, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded upon allegations that Zhang provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding real estate security investments while he was employed by…

Scott William Palmer of Hackensack, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly employed by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 24, 2021, in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded upon allegations that their funds were mismanaged between January of 2011 and June of 2017 when Palmer…

Joseph Gerard Michaletz (also known as Joseph Gerard Michaeletz, Joseph Gerald Michaletz, and Joe Michaletz), of Mankato, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC and Triad Advisors Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,550,000.00 in damages founded on allegations…

Rafael Alberto Gonzalez, of Coral Gables, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $78,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Gonzalez provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding closed-end funds during the time that he was associated with…

Jason Brando Skyler, of Santa Barbara, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with TKG Financial LLC and Kovack Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $12,000.00 on April 7, 2020, based upon accusations that the customer’s account was improperly managed by Skyler while he was registered with…

Jeffrey Scott Larson, of Kirkwood, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arete Wealth Management LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations that Larson provided unsuitable recommendations concerning alternative investments when he was registered with Arete Wealth Management LLC. Financial Industry…

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

Robert C. Fross, of The Villages, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with SII Investments 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 that the customer was placed into an unsuitable real estate investment trust by Fross during the time that…

Scott Cory Ente of Syosset New York a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Ente misrepresenting information pertaining to Puerto Rico bonds when he was employed by…

Peter Werner David of Waukesha Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodbury Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $281,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that they were placed into an unsuitable equity fund by David while he was registered with Woodbury…

Leonard Joseph Marzocco (also known as Lenny Marzocco and Len Marzocco) of Nesconset New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Marzocco made unsuitable recommendations to a…

David Stewart Silberg of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable structured products between September of 2015 and June of…

Robert Mark Star of Bluffton South Carolina a stockbroker currently registered with IBN Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of a breach of fiduciary duty by Star during the period that he was registered with…

Mark Alan Haenny of Loveland Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $55,000.00 in damages based upon accusations including negligence and unsuitable recommendations by Haenny as it pertained to LPs and DPPs during the period that…

Damian Marlon Bell of Daphne Alabama a stockbroker formerly registered with WFG Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty regarding direct investments, including direct participation programs and limited…

John James Hoidas of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Uhlmann Price Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $499,000.00 in damages based on accusations that Hoidas provided unsuitable recommendations as it pertained to private placements while he was employed by Uhlmann Price…

Trevor Bradner Rahn of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages based on allegations of Rahn’s unsuitable stock trades while he was associated with JP Morgan Securities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Luisa Gonzalez (also known as Mercado Luisa Gonzales) of Kissimmee Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with SunTrust investment Services Inc. is referenced 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 supported by allegations of Gonzalez selling them an unsuitable GIC investment during…

JeanPierre Ayala (also known as JP Ayala) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations that Ayala sold unsuitable investments, including private placements, stocks, and over-the-counter equities…

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

Mark Sam Kolta of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages based on accusations of them being placed into unsuitable real estate security products by Kolta when he was employed by National…

Glenn Edward Brandon Jr. of Birmingham Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with BBT Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply with an investigation concerning allegations of his outside business activities in violation of FINRA rules. Letter…

Michael James Conte (also known as Mike Conte) of Saint James New York the owner of Fusion Holdings—which owns Fusion Analytics Investment Partners (FAIP) and Fusion Analytics Securities LLC (FAS)—has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he refused to testify in the…

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 requested $358,183.00 in damages founded upon accusations of them being placed into Zima Digital Assets because of Hoffman’s unsuitable investment…

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 between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty relating to direct participation program and limited partnership transactions…

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

John Alexander Tarpinian of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $342,852.00 in damages based upon accusations that they received bad investment advice from Tarpinian regarding structured notes transactions when he was…

Dennis Daniel Herrera of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $139,399.00 in damages supported by accusations that Herrera breached a fiduciary duty and breached a contract during the period that he was employed…

Murray Todd Petersen (also known as Todd Petersen) of Roseville California a stockbroker formerly registered with SCF Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $77,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud as it pertained to an outside…

Hector J. Gonzalez (also known as Hector Gonzalez Colon) of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $3,000,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations of Gonzalez misrepresenting municipal bonds when he was registered with…

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