William Franklin Richardson (also known as Frank Richardson) of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Investacorp Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $90,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable Business Development Company and Real Estate Investment Trust purchases  by Richardson while he…

Charles Chester Kulch of Nashua, New Hampshire, a stockbroker formerly registered with Next Financial Group Inc., has been barred by Massachusetts Securities Division from being a stockbroker supported by allegations of Kulch making unsuitable recommendations to customers on variable annuities and non-traded real estate investment trusts. In the Matter of Charles C. Kulch Docket No….

Philip Anthony Simone of Irvine, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (formerly known as AXA), is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 30, 2021, where the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations that Simone did not pay them back on a loan Simone received while registered…

Daniel James Lauletta of Cleveland, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services LLC, is the subject of an Arkansas Securities Department regulatory investigation in which the Department might file a complaint seeking revocation, administrative fines, and a cease and desist order against Lauletta based upon allegations that Lauletta potentially violated Arkansas Securities Act…

Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services, a securities broker-dealer headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been censured and fined $100,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based in part on findings that it recommended unsuitable options to a customer and failed to supervise options trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018057425202…

IBN Financial Services Inc., a securities broker-dealer headquartered in Liverpool, New York, has been censured and fined $45,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that IBN negligently omitted information to customers in connection with GPB Capital Offerings. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019061214401 (April 14, 2022). According to the AWC,…

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

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

Bruce Cameron Amman of Golden, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Amman engaged in private securities transactions during the time that he was employed by LPL Financial. Letter of…

Steven Andrew Greer of Charlotte, North Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related civil lawsuit where the customer requested $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable recommendations by Greer concerning direct participation programs, business development corporations, real estate securities, and fixed annuities during…

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

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

Doan Cong Nguyen of Vancouver, British Columbia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James (USA) Ltd., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he did not comply with FINRA while under investigation for an undisclosed outside business activity while registered with Raymond…

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

Philip Marchese of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Marchese made unsuitable recommendations to a customer when Marchese was employed by Spartan Capital. Letter of…

Samuel Girgiss of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of excessive trading, unsuitable trading, and failure to supervise by Worden Capital Management. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Philip Anthony Riposo of Cave Creek, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with United Planners’ Financial Services of America, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning allegations of his creation of fake account statements…

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

John Scott Winslow of Gig Harbor, Washington, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Winslow failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of his failure to return funds provided to him from an…

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

Jonathan Adam Stuffer (also known as Jon Stuffer) of Staten Island, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA during the time that it investigated his…

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

Ryan James Ott of Woodbridge, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2020068564201 (November 1, 2021). According to FINRA Public Disclosure,…

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

Christopher John Passero of Hurricane, West Virginia, a stockbroker currently registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Passero shared in customers’ losses when he was registered with Money Concepts Capital…

George Louis McCaffrey of Englewood, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with NTB Financial Corporation (formerly known as Neidiger Tucker Bruner Inc.), is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action on September 16, 2021, in which the customer sought $1,702,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of false representations by McCaffrey concerning a promissory note…

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

Jay Sailesh Sheth of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corporation, has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Sheth’s undisclosed private securities transactions, sharing in customer losses, and use of communication…

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

Neil David Berlant of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with DA Davidson Co., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he executed discretionary trades in customer accounts without written authorization and mismarked customer order…

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

Nicholas Joseph Travascio (also known as Nicholas Joseph Tarvash and as Nick Tarvash) of Hurst, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 8, 2021, where the customer requested $48,461.00 in damages based upon allegations of the unsuitable purchase of securities…

Marianne Oshee Smith of Avon, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she converted funds from elderly customers of Cetera Advisors. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021071670001 (April 5, 2022). According…

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

Jeffrey Paul Weiner of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 30 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Weiner’s unauthorized activities, including impersonating a Pruco Securities customer to identify information on…

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

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

Kevin Marshall McCallum of Birmingham, Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $725,650.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer was overconcentrated in a business development company (BDC) when McCallum was registered with LPL Financial LLC….

Michael Fasciglione of Mineola, 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 $95,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Fasciglione made misrepresentations to the customer regarding stocks during the time that he was employed by Aegis Capital…

Jonathan Michael Turner of Hershey, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Turner’s participation in private securities transactions when he was registered with Ameriprise Financial Services. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Michael McDermott Sr. of Mobile, Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading and had falsified documents during the time that he was registered…

Dustin Paul Shafer of Springfield, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $45,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer was placed into unsuitable direct participation program interests or limited partnership interests when Shafer was employed…

Scott Neil Hananel of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for 15 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Hananel engaged in unsuitable and excessive trading when he was associated with Aegis Capital…

Scott Michael Rosenberg of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $8,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Rosenberg provided unsuitable recommendations and misrepresented information concerning an options overlay strategy that the…

Francis Joseph Velten (also known as Frank Velten) of New Port Richey, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into accusations of Velten’s churning of customer accounts when he was employed by…

Stephen Spencer Gladstone of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Liberty Associates Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity, supported by findings that Gladstone failed to cooperate with FINRA when he was under investigation for a private securities transaction. Letter of Acceptance,…

Patrick Nicholas Teutonico of Seaford, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Network 1 Financial Securities, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Teutonico made excessive and unsuitable trades during the time that he was associated with Network 1…

StockKings Capital LLC and Gregory Antonius Lewis (CEO) of New York, New York, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to an Order containing findings that false and misleading marketing communications were made by StockKings and Lewis and that written disclosures were not made in private placement offerings. Department of Enforcement v….

James Blake Daughtry of Dothan, Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kestra Investment Services, is identified in an investment related lawsuit which was resolved for $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Daughtry wrongfully solicited the investor’s funds to be held with an investment advisor that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) found to have committed…

Geneos Wealth Management, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, has been censured and fined $150,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon allegations that it failed to supervise alternative investment transactions, resulting in losses to Geneos Wealth Management customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019061764701 (March 18, 2022). According to…

John Edward Massa of Staten Island, New York, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought compensatory damages based upon accusations of Massa’s unsuitable recommendations of real estate investment trusts (REITs) when he was associated with Cetera Investment Services. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No….

David Michael Stevens of La Jolla, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Park Avenue Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of unauthorized transactions and forgery when Stevens was registered with Park Avenue Securities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020068606301…

Mark Allen Barrand of Denver, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of Barrand’s unsuitable investment advice as it pertained to real estate securities when Barrand was registered with…

Dempsey Lord Smith, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Rome, Georgia, has been censured and fined $70,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that it made unsuitable investment recommendations and failed to tell investors adverse information about GPB Capital Holdings LLC. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019061213901 (March 21, 2022)….

John Stephen Pronovost of Watertown, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $43,534.53 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation by Pronovost regarding the customer’s investment in LJM Preservation and Growth Fund, resulting in damages to…

Marc Augustus Reda of New York, 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 based on findings that he churned investor accounts and made unauthorized trades when he was employed by Spartan Capital Securities. Department of Enforcement…

Mark Allen Frommer of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 3, 2021, in which the customer sought $700,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of unauthorized trading by Frommer when he was registered with Morgan Stanley. Frommer has been identified in…

David Robert McDonnell (also known as Dave McDonnell) of Laguna Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with TCFG Wealth Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation centered on allegations of McDonnell’s potential private…

Shawn Bruce Davis of Auburn, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought compensatory damages supported by accusations that REIT and interval fund transactions effected in the customer’s account by Davis were unsuitable for the customer during…

Michael Joseph Giannetti of McKinney, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he did not comply with the request FINRA made during its investigation into his potential outside business activities while registered…

Gerald James O’Halloran of Punta Gorda, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Union Capital Company, 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 of O’Halloran’s unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning business development companies (BDCs) and limited partnerships (LPs)…

Gerard Joseph Costello of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which investors collectively sought $1,200,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of Costello’s failure to disclose risks concerning Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) when Costello was registered with…

Alpine Securities Corporation, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been expelled as a securities broker dealer and ordered to cease and desist violating FINRA rules founded on findings of Alpine Securities Corporation’s misuse and conversion of customer funds, as well as its mismanagement and unauthorized trading in customer accounts. Department…

Masood Husain Azad (also known as Mike Azad) of League City, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of contract, misrepresentation, and negligent supervision of the customer’s…

Arkady Ginsburg of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of his excessive trading in customers’ accounts during the time that he was employed by Aegis Capital Corp….

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $15,801.50 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s account had been overconcentrated by Martinsen in real estate securities in illiquid investments while…

Eric Edward Nicolassy of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group Inc., has been suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Nicolassy engaged in unauthorized trades in customer accounts while he was employed by Woodstock Financial…

Thomas Edison Kelly of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $20,651.79 in damages based upon accusations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unsuitable transactions by Kelly when he was associated…

Ray Gene Reese of Farmington, Missouri, a stockbroker currently registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $40,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of Reese’s unsuitable advice regarding a real estate security the customer purchased during the time that Reese…

Dan Edward Droeg (also known as Dan Edwards Droeg) of Mesa, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with United Planners Financial Services of America, a Limited Partner, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of conversion (misuse of investor funds) when Droeg was registered…

Scott Thomas Wolfrum of Indianapolis, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Noyes Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that unsuitable recommendations were made to the customer by Wolfrum concerning alternative investments, including real…

Stephen Gregory Whitman (also known as Steve Whitman) of Chesterfield, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to provide information to FINRA when it investigated him for a customer complaint. Department of Enforcement v. Stephen G. Whitman, Disciplinary Proceeding…

Luke Michael Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of Johnson made unsuitable recommendations to the customer concerning real estate securities and direct investments, including direct participation…

Vorpahl Wing Securities and Tim James Vorpahl (President and CCO), of Spokane, Washington, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that the firm and Vorpahl failed to supervise suitability of securities transactions and failed to supervise trading, resulting in excessive trading in Vorpahl Wing Securities customer’s accounts. Letter of Acceptance,…

Lester William Burroughs (also known as Chad Burroughs) of Torrington, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Lincoln Investment Planning LLC (Lincoln Investment), is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages supported by accusations of misrepresentations relating to fixed and variable annuities when Burroughs was employed…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 15, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon accusations of the customer being recommended unapproved outside investments by Reed when he was associated with Wells Fargo…

Bentley Edward Blackmon of Little Rock, Arkansas, a stockbroker formerly registered with securities broker dealer, Stephens, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Blackmon engaged in private securities transactions while he was associated with Stephens. Letter…

Randy Lee Birkinbine, of North Oaks, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of breach of fiduciary duty concerning Birkinbine’s private placements when he was employed by Ausdal Financial Partners. Financial…

Matthew Stern Buchsbaum of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related class action complaint in which customers sought $1,200,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of the failure to disclose risks, conflicts of interest, and performance of Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) between 2016…

John Joseph Stapleton of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related securities arbitration claim which was settled for $10,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations by Stapleton when he was employed by Spartan Capital Securities. Financial Industry…

James Andrew Geake (also known as Jim Geake) of Skokie, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $450,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable recommendations by Geake regarding alternative investments, including Hospitality Investors Trust, during the time…

Gregory Scott Hanshew (also known as Greg Scott Hanshew), a stockbroker formerly registered with Infinity Financial Services, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a Complaint alleging that Hanshew failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation after being asked to provide documents and information to the regulator. Department of Enforcement v. Gregory…

Steven Martin Barnett of Jacksonville, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 30 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Barnett mismarked customer order tickets while he was employed by LPL Financial. Letter of Acceptance,…

Donovan Thomas Kelly of Billings, Montana, a stockbroker currently registered with Independent Financial Group, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Kelly engaged in private securities transactions when he was registered with Independent Financial Group. Letter…

Paul Ronald Koch of Wayzata, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA while he was under investigation for allegedly making unsuitable investment recommendations and diverting funds…

Terry Tzagarakis (also known as Terry Rakis) of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,240,169.28 in damages supported by accusations that between 2013 and 2021, the customer’s account had been churned. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Michael Joseph Muratore of Ardsley New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities, has been fined $25,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Muratore’s forgery of annuities documents during the time that he was registered with JP…

David Michael Lademan of Okemos Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer sought up to $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of negligent supervision and breach of contract concerning private placements and real estate securities through Lademan at…

Andrew Benjamin Edenbaum of Aventura Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Edenbaum participated in private securities transactions while he was registered with National Securities Corporation. Letter…

John Anthony Orlando of Melbourne Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial LLC, is the subject of a FINRA investigation where FINRA has recommended that Orlando face disciplinary action founded on accusations of his violation of federal securities laws and FINRA rules. FINRA Investigation No. 20190636333 (February 22, 2022). According to FINRA Public…

Ricky Alan Mantei (also known as Ricky Alan Mantel), a stockbroker and branch manager of Centaurus Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2013 and 2019, misrepresentations and unsuitable trades were made at Centaurus Financial. Financial…

Dan Edward Droeg (also known as Dan Edwards Droeg) of Mesa, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with United Planners Financial Services of America, a Limited Partner, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of conversion (misuse of investor funds) when Droeg was registered…

Brian Orlando Blanco of Bloomington, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with State Farm VP Management Corp., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he forged his customers’ signatures on applications when associated with State Farm VP…

Albert Foronda of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $36,836.24 in damages founded on accusations of unauthorized and unsuitable trading by Foronda concerning a private placement when Foronda was registered with Spartan Capital…

William David Hobby of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $229,000.00 on October 2, 2019, supported by allegations of the customer being placed into unsuitable over-the-counter equities when Hobby was employed by UBS Financial Services. According…

Alan Robert Price of Frankfort, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 18 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Price borrowed money from an Edward Jones customer and failed to provide information and documents to…

Dale Edward Wright of Henrico, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 4, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on allegations of unsuitable investment advice involving life insurance policies and investment strategies when Wright was registered with Cambridge…

Richard Foerster Reynolds of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,606,034.39 in damages supported by allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and churning of the customer’s account by Reynolds when he was registered with…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer of Pepper Pike, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading, loaned funds to a Stifel Nicolaus customer, and…

Michael Gerard Tate (also known as Mike Tate) of San Mateo, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Securian Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $37,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of Tate making an unsuitable sale of a variable annuity to the…

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