Christopher M. Olson, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 3, 2020, in which the customer requested $62,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Olson while he was registered with RBC Capital Markets….

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…

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…

Seraphim M. Rine (also known as Sam Rine), of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $7,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Rine’s unsuitable trading of common and preferred stock and municipal debt…

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…

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…

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…

Ramiro Luis Colon III (also known as Ramiro Luis Colon Ortiz III) of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,421,565.59 in damages supported by accusations that Colon failed to supervise municipal bond and closed…

NEXT Financial Group a securities broker dealer headquartered in Houston Texas has been censured and fined $750,000.00 by Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that NEXT Financial Group failed to supervise its stockbrokers’ transactions resulting in unsuitable municipal bond and mutual fund transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Anthony Joseph Cantone of Eatontown New Jersey a stockbroker and Chief Executive Officer of Cantone Research is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation into allegations that Cantone omitted and misrepresented information about municipal bonds and had committed securities fraud. Case No. 2017055886402 (Oct. 29, 2020). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, Cantone…

Eric Juan Stubbe Arsuaga of Dorchester Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly employed by Santander Securities LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $82,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed in common and preferred stock and mutual funds among other investments that failed…

Mark Fredrick Augusta of Del Mar California a stockbroker formerly associated with Wedbush Securities Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been defrauded and that misrepresentations and omissions had been made in regard to the customer’s…

Juan Guillermo Herrans Barreras of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $800,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer regarding mutual funds and that the customer…

Lazaro Armando Fernandez Paredes of Dorchester Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed into fraudulent closed end funds and municipal debt investments during the time that Paredes…

Kenneth Marc Hutkin of New York New York a stockbroker and investment adviser representative formerly associated with Morgan Stanley has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 20, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable municipal debt investments…

Laurence Michael Braunstein of New York New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Morgan Stanley has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 20, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that municipal debt transactions that were executed in the Morgan Stanley customer’s account had failed…

Zachary Evan Feinsilver of North Miami Florida a stockbroker registered with FMSbonds Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on March 7, 2019 where the customer sought $33,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was poorly advised by Feinsilver regarding a municipal debt investment during the period in which…

Ian M. Deliz Morales of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $750,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that municipal bonds sold by Morales were in no way suitable for the customer of Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Lisa Acca of Bay Ridge New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Arive Capital Markets has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity founded on accusations of the stockbroker neglecting to testify for FINRA and failing to provide information or documentation to the regulator while…

Marc S. Strafaci (also known as Marr S. Strafari) of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker employed by Hennion Walsh Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled to resolve accusations that municipal bond trades which were purchased by Strafaci in the customer’s Hennion Walsh account failed to be…

William Martin Ornstein of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently associated with The GMS Group LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of negligence and the breach of a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer in regard…

Hector J. Gonzalez (also known as Hector Gonzales Colon) of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $3,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) investment recommendations were unsuitable in view of the customer’s…

Suzanne Short of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker registered with Santander Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that transactions violated securities laws or rules (1) a contract and warranties were breached (2) transactions lacked…

Robert Spencer Cavanagh (also known as Bob Holt) of Syosset New York a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $38,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer was defrauded by making investments through the stockbroker (2)…

Dario Alberto Ochoa of Guaynabo Puerto Rico a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $210,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) investment recommendations made by the stockbroker were unsuitable for the customer in view of the customer’s…

Jason Lyn Figueroa of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with GMS Group LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested 1,000,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer’s account had been negligently administered (2) municipal debt investment recommendations failed to be suitable…

David Hugh Bindelglass of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved for $100,000.00 in damages on January 10, 2019 founded on accusations that unsuitable municipal debt trades had been effected in the customer’s account during the time that Bindelglass…

John Anthony Borsellino of Stamford Connecticut a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he gave customers bad investment advice while associated with Morgan Stanley. Letter of Acceptance…

Arturo Rexach Mundo of Guaynabo Puerto Rico a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $7,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made concerning government debt investments and (2) investment recommendations made by the…

Gregory Roy Tucker of Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker currently employed by DA Davidson Co. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $10,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that between 2009 and 2018: (1) the customer was charged excessive commissions (2) important information about the customer’s corporate and…

Ian M. Deliz Morales of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $750,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that from August of 2014 to September of 2019, the customer had been placed into closed end fund and…

Eric Brian Rosenberg of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $157,466.25 in damages supported by accusations that (1) unfounded statements were made by the stockbroker concerning investments and (2) investment recommendations made to the customer were…

Sean Michael Logue of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $10,000.00 on May 9, 2019 based upon accusations of bad mutual fund investment recommendations being made to the customer which resulted in the customer purchasing…

William Hennion of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that between 2015 and 2018, the customer was provided poor investment advice from Hennion as it pertained to investments…

Mark Fred Augusta of Solana Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with Wedbush Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $398,832.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) bond trades effected by Augusta failed to be suitable for the customer and (2) unauthorized transactions were executed…

Travis Alan Knadle of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently employed by The GMS Group LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled to resolve allegations that investment recommendations made to the customer were not suitable in regard to the municipal and corporate debt transactions effected in the customer’s…

Stephen George Kowalski of Parsippany a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that between 2012 and 2017, municipal debt purchases were inappropriate for the customer and resulted in the customer incurring unwarranted losses….

Timothy Trevor Kenska of Encinitas California a stockbroker currently registered with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled to resolve accusations of bad mutual fund trades being effected in the customer’s account between 2015 and 2017. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. FINRA…

Manuel Francisco Porrata Monserrate (also known as Manuel F. Porrata) of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly registered with Oriental Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint where the customer sought $210,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer’s account was administered negligently (2) investment recommendations failed to…

Joseph Ismael Rodriguez of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently employed by Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $47,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer was placed into investment grade municipal bonds from 2013 to 2017 which failed to be appropriate for…

Michael Jay Sharenow of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Sharenow placed the customer in bad municipal debt investments including municipal bonds. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Lisa Jacqueline Lowi (also known as Lisa Jacqueline Vineberg) of West Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer was placed into inappropriate and speculative municipal debt…

Ross Sinclaire Associates LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio has been censured and fined $200,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that (1) Ross Sinclaire did not make required disclosures to investors concerning its municipal offering and (2) Ross Sinclaire failed to supervise activities relating to stockbrokers’ direct market…

J.W. Korth Company a securities broker dealer headquartered in Lansing Michigan has been censured by Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to a National Adjudicatory Council Decision affirming a Hearing Panel’s findings of the firm overcharging customers on municipal and corporate debt securities transactions effected in customers’ accounts. In the matter of Department of Enforcement…

Hortensia Llavat Tilen of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly employed by Santander Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $3,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) the firm failed to supervise Tilen’s closed-end funds and municipal debt transactions in the customer’s account…

Arturo Colon of Mayaguez Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly employed by Santander Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the customer’s account transactions had been negligently administered (2) contractual obligations were breached (3) securities rules and…

Pedro Juan Rodriguez Rivera of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly registered with Oriental Financial Services Corp. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $463,417.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the risks of investments chosen…

Derek David Rosenberg of Las Vegas Nevada a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $70,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning municipal debt investments selected for the customer’s account…

Oscar Andres Rico of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with The GMS Group LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which settled for $60,000.00 on December 20, 2018 based upon accusations that Rico made false or misleading statements to the customer concerning Puerto Rico municipal debt investments that…

Paul Gordon of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for at least $5,000.00 on January 31, 2018 based upon accusations that the customer was provided unsuitable investment recommendations concerning the purchase of municipal bonds despite…

Angel Edgardo Aquino-Velez of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested unspecified damages founded on accusations that between 2011 and 2017, closed-end fund and municipal debt transactions were executed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the…

Marc S. Strafaci of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $83,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that Strafaci made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning municipal debt products that the customer ultimately purchased and…

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that stockbrokers John Dimitrious Tsoukalas and Vincent Wallace are referenced in customer initiated investment related disputes pertaining to allegations of their unsuitable sales practices while they were registered with Hennion Walsh – a Financial Industry Regulatory (“FINRA”) brokerage firm headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. More Customers Sue…

Scott Mass of Syosset New York a stockbroker currently employed by David Lerner Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) contractual obligations were breached (2) the customer’s account was handled negligently (3) fiduciary duties had been…

Larry Demar Boggs of Cumberland Maryland a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $75,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s investable assets were allocated in a municipal bond portfolio that was in no way suitable for the customer….

Ross Allen Stein of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $32,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that Stein placed municipal debt purchases in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer. FINRA Arbitration…

Ryan John Lawson of Phoenix Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Lawson Financial Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which he was ordered to pay the customer $7,500.00 in damages based upon Lawson having been found liable on the customer’s claims that (1) Lawson made misrepresentations and omissions to…

Gregory Alan Voight of Providence Rhode Island a stockbroker formerly employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $75,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) misrepresentations were made to the customer concerning structured products and municipal debt products (2) investment…

William Hennion of Parsippany New Jersey the current vice president of Hennion Walsh Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that inappropriate municipal debt investment recommendations had been made to the customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 18-01082 (Mar….

Michael Walter Ollmann of Waukesha Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $125,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Ollmann excessively traded municipal debt products in the customer’s account and caused the customer to suffer unwarranted investment…

Michelle M. Vazquez (also known as Michelle M. Vazquez Valentin) of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly registered with Oriental Financial Services Corp. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim involving Vazquez’s activities in which the customer requested $398,753.25 in damages supported by allegations of (1) breach of contract (2)…

Joseph Edward Sorok of Great Neck New York a stockbroker currently registered with TD Ameritrade Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 9, 2018 where the customer sought $182,728.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer was poorly advised concerning investments in municipal debt products. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Patrick Timothy Walsh of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that municipal-debt transactions executed in the customer’s account were not suitable for the customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Patrick George Colligan of Stamford Connecticut a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 24, 2017 in which the customer sought at least $5,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between November 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017, municipal debt and corporate debt…

Jeffrey Lloyd Mischel of Carlsbad California a stockbroker currently registered Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint concerning Mischel’s conduct in which the customer requested $430,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was not provided information about the classes of municipal bonds available for the customer…

Jeffrey David Wiseman of Oxnard California a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested unspecified damages founded on allegations that unsuitable municipal debt and unit investment trust transactions were executed in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No….

Edward Ian Herbst of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Wellington Shields Co. LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 28, 2018 where the customer sought $88,364.96 in damages based upon allegations that the customer sustained unjustified losses on municipal-debt investments. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Jeffrey Sy Rubenstein of New York New York a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between 2012 and 2017, contractual and fiduciary obligations to the customer had been breached and the…

Henry S. Veit (also known as Hank Veit) of Manlius New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Western International Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $225,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of suitability and breach of fiduciary duty pertaining to the customer’s municipal…

Michael Monatlik of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker currently employed by UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between May of 2011 and February of 2018, Monatlik (1) recommended master limited partnership and municipal bond investments that…

Patrick John McLaughlin of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $970,000.00 in damages supported by accusations including (1) suitability (2) securities fraud and (3) misrepresentation relating to municipal debt transactions executed in the customer’s…

Susan E. Gnall of Morristown New Jersey a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer alleged unspecified damages supported by accusations that Gnall excessively effected municipal debt trades in the customer’s investment account between February of 2014 and April of 2016. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Marc Frederick Strasser of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that unsuitable municipal debt transactions had been executed in the customer’s account between 2011 and 2016. FINRA Arbitration No….

Zachary Evan Feinsilver of North Miami Beach Florida a stockbroker currently registered with FMSbonds Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 12, 2018 in which the customer requested $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer’s municipal debt purchases and sales were induced by Feinsilver’s misrepresentations and…

Robert Spencer Cavanagh of Syosset New York is a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates, Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $160,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) omissions and misrepresentations had been made to the customer and (2) municipal debt transactions…

Adam Robert Freund of Novi Michigan is a stockbroker formerly associated with Citizens Securities Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested thirty-four thousand nine hundred twenty dollars in damages based upon accusations that the customer was sold municipal debt products that were fraudulent and…

Michael Robert Greenfield of Boca Raton Florida is a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer and Company who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested one hundred forty-seven thousand three hundred thirty-four dollars in damages founded on allegations of (1) omissions (2) fraud (3) breach of contract (4)…

Stephen George Kowalski of Parsippany New Jersey is a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion and Walsh who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought six hundred seventy thousand dollars in damages based upon accusations that municipal debt purchases were effected in customers’ accounts that were not…

Mamode (Sony) Abdullah Oozeerally is a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion and Walsh who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for sixty thousand dollars in damages founded on accusations that Oozeerally executed municipal debt purchases in the customer’s account which were not suitable for the customer. Financial Industry…

Steven Robert Karmelin of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets, LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint brought by a customer on August 14, 2017, where the customer sought $280,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between February 4, 2011 and August 7, 2017,…

David Alan Beckerman, of Westport, Connecticut, a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written arbitration claim, in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that misrepresentations were made to the customer, and municipal debt product transactions were effected in the customer’s…

Robert Alfred Dennison, of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, where the customer sought $115,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Dennison made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning municipal debt products effected in the customer’s account between 2013 and 2015. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Joseph Ismael Rodriguez of Parsippany, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion & Walsh, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, where customers requested $125,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that investment grade municipal bond purchases effected in the customers’ accounts were not suitable for the customers. Financial Industry…

Robert Warren Lawson, of Phoenix, Arizona, founder of Lawson Financial Corporation, has been permanently barred by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from engaging in securities sales or investment advisory services, or otherwise associating with any investment adviser or broker, according to an SEC Order containing findings that he committed securities fraud. In the Matter…

Murray Sinclaire, of Cincinnati, Ohio, owner and former president and chief executive officer of Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC, has been fined $35,000.00, stripped of his municipal securities principal licensure, and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member for six months in any capacity based upon his consent to findings that…

William Norris Jordan, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kildare Capital, Inc., was subject of a $7,000.00 fine and one-year suspension from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that Jordan created a fraudulent trading scheme and made material…

James Kevin Pheney, of Castle Rock, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with WFG Investments Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 29, 2016, in which the customer requested $240,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pheney made misrepresentations to the customer concerning municipal debt investments effected in the…

Mariondy Fernandez, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander Securities LLC, has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on October 4, 2016, where the customer requested $4,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations against Fernandez of breach of contract and fiduciary obligations, negligence, over-concentration of customer assets, unsuitability, and fraud…

Keith Allen Bryan, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on December 13, 2016, where the customer requested $30,968.61 in damages based upon allegations that Bryan, between 2012 and 2016, effected unsuitable stock and municipal bond transactions in the customer’s account…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell, of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on April 7, 2016, wherein the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Fladell made unsuitable municipal debt investment recommendations to the customer….

John Thomas Lynch, Junior, of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Lawson Financial Corporation, was fined $22,338.00 and subject of cease and desist sanctions imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to an Order Instituting Administrative Cease and Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Securities Act of 1933 Section 8A, Securities Act of 1934…

Sean Michael Logue, of Parsippany, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion & Walsh, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 28, 2017, in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Logue effected unsuitable municipal bond transactions in the customer’s investment account. Financial…

Richard Allen Sena, of Cincinnati, Ohio, a stockbroker currently registered with Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 22, 2017, in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Sena made risky municipal debt investment recommendations to the customer which were…

Edward Manges, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a municipal securities broker with Kildare Capital, Inc., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he engaged in a fraudulent trading scheme, and falsified statements to FINRA in the course of an investigation into his misconduct….

Glenn Nicholas Caruso of New York, NY, a Stockbroker with Tullett Prebon Financial Services LLC, was barred from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any and all capacities after consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA in their investigation into Caruso’s alleged misconduct regarding municipal bond trading…

James Alexander Torres, a registered representative with Global Arena Capital Corp., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member after consenting to FINRA findings that Torres made material misrepresentations and omitted material facts in connection with securities transactions, excessively traded and churned customer accounts, and engaged in unsuitable recommendations of…

Richard Edward Bohack, a trading and operations principal with Global Arena Capital Corp., was permanently barred form associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity after consenting to findings that Bohack had failed to appropriately provide supervision of brokers at Global Arena’s sixth avenue branch firm, which included the failure…

Kevin Edward Hagan, a trading and operations principal with Global Arena Capital Corp, was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity and fined $15,000 in connection with findings that Hagan had failed to appropriately discharge his responsibilities as supervisor for his branch, including failures as designated…

Edward Jones, a FINRA member brokerage firm and SEC investment advisor headquartered in St. Louis, MO, settled with the SEC for north of $20M after the firm was alleged by the SEC to have overcharged customers within their municipal bond business along with failing to supervise the review of municipal bonds trading in the secondary…