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…

Evan Kyle Davis (also known as Garry Davis) a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations of the violation of Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 10(b) in reference to the unit…

Andrew W. Topka of Mount Pleasant South Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $152,923.00 in damages based on accusations that the customer’s account had been overconcentrated in alternative investments by Topka when he was employed…

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

Jimmy Yang Driggers (also known as James Yang Driggers and as Jim Driggers) of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Driggers’ unsuitable trading or recommendations of alternative investments including…

Steven Paul Colacurcio (also known as Steve Colacurcio) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Dawson James Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $35,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that they were not made aware by Colacurcio of the fees…

Lee Victor Nordstrom of Spokane Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Vorpahl Wing Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with a FINRA investigation regarding his activities while associated with Vorpahl Wing Securities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Dustin Paul Shafer of Springfield Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable direct participation program interests and limited partnership interests for their account during the time that…

Rick Alan Davidson of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that their account was exposed to unsuitable trading of stocks by Davidson during the time that he was associated…

Daniel Todd Lerner of White Plains New York a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $450,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations of misrepresentations and omissions regarding mutual fund transactions and a private placement offering during…

Norman Arnold Robbins (also known as Norman Arnold Rosenberg) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of an overconcentration of their account in commodity funds, real estate…

James Lee Greene (also known as Herbie Greene) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that they invested in an unsuitable private placement because of Greene when…

David Michael Lademan of Okemos Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 18, 2021, in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded on allegations of false statements and omissions relating to business development company (BDC), real estate security (REIT), equipment leasing,…

Jorge A. Reyes (also known as Jorge Quiroz and as George Reyes) of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with CP Capital Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA National Adjudicatory Council Decision containing findings of Reyes converting funds, making fraudulent…

Samuel Izaguirre of Miami Lakes Florida a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $120,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of the customer being misled regarding details of alternative investments held in their account during the period that…

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

Steven Andrew Greer (also known as Andrew Greer) of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim on September 3, 2020, in which the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations that alternative investments had been recommended by Greer…

Jamie John Worden of New York New York the Owner and CEO of Worden Capital Management LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into a private placement offering of pre-IPO securities through Worden Capital…

Bruce Anthony Ciallella of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of fraud and the violation of Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act concerning the sale of…

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

Kimberly Ann Barentsen (also known as Kimberly Ann Berentsen, Kimberly Ann Bietema, and Kimberly Ann Bielema) of Walnut Creek California a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc. 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 on allegations…

Dawn Alison Strachan (also known as Dawn Alison Osogwin and as Dawn Allison Osogwin) of Torrance California a stockbroker formerly registered with Questar Capital Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $999,999.00 in damages based on accusations of Strachan’s unsuitable recommendations regarding private placements…

Christopher Rice Callagy of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $180,000.00 in damages based on accusations of poor investment performance during the time that Callagy was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial…

John Hillman Timberlake of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Carter Terry Company Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 15, 2020 in which the customer sought unspecified damages based on allegations of unauthorized and unsuitable trades when Hillman was associated with Carter Terry Co. Inc. Financial Industry…

Carter David Mansbach of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Mansbach’s unsuitable over-the-counter equities transactions while he was associated with National Securities Corp. Financial Industry…

William Joseph Conn (also known as Bill Conn) of San Francisco California a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $2,000,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations that between 2012 and 2018, Conn effected unauthorized transactions while…

Kim Marie Monchik (also known as Kim Marie Amendola) of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which FINRA believes that Monchik should face disciplinary action based on potential violations of its rules relating to customer disputes….

Shay W. Scruggs of Houston Texas a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $2,000,000.00 and $3,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that they had been placed into unsuitable equities by Scruggs between 2013 and…

Brian Michael Jackson of Tarrytown New York a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $101,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of them being sold an unsuitable real estate security and mutual fund by Jackson during…

Thomas Boley Hunt of Twin Falls Idaho a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages on July 22, 2020 supported by allegations that Hunt’s transactions at Wells Fargo Advisors were not suitable for the customer. Hunt has…

Jordan David Samelson of Huntington New York a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unauthorized trades during the period that Samelson was associated with Wells Fargo Clearing Services….

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 sought $1,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unsuitable energy securities were recommended by Chu when he was associated with RBC Capital Markets….

Michael J. Haffling of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker currently registered with Kalos Capital Inc. and Kalos Management is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested more than $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty concerning real estate security transactions by Haffling…

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