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

Peter Charlton Budd (also known as Jay Budd) of Morristown, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Benjamin F. Edwards Company Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Budd failed to pay a $240,000 arbitration award obtained against him by his former…

Wynston Hill Capital LLC was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $476,676.85 in damages. The Statement of Claim alleges unsuitable recommendations, the overconcentration of the customer’s account, unauthorized trading, fraud, and failure to supervise in connection with the sale…

Wenjinn James Chang of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker registered with Independent Financial Group LLC was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $85,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Chang made unsuitable recommendations and overconcentrated the customer’s account in real estate securities…

John Anthony Sommo of New Haven, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that he failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2020067928601 (April 4, 2022). Public Disclosure shows that…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., has been fined $10,000 and suspended for 15 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because of Martinsen’s private securities transactions during the time that he was associated with Centaurus Finacnial Inc….

James William Dunn Jr., of Vienna, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., is done, and has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon the refusal to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of his unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Bice) of Greensboro, North Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 9, 2022, where the customer sought $7,600.00 in damages based upon accusations of Bice’s unsuitable investment recommendations concerning structured notes while he was…

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…

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….

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…

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

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

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

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

Sebastian Wyczawski of Manorville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Wyczawski made unsuitable recommendations to customers while he was associated with Joseph Stone Capital….

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…

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…

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…

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….

James Edward Lyons of Shreveport Louisiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of Lyons’ unsuitable trading of sector-specific investments and direct investments while he was associated with Raymond James…

Mark Andrew Trewitt of Plano Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with VFG Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 15, 2020 where the customer requested $4,000,000.00 in damages based on accusations that unsuitable alternative investments were recommended by Trewitt while he was associated with VFG Securities as…

George Craig Merhoff Jr of Klamath Falls Oregon a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer’s account had been overconcentrated by Merhoff in unsuitable investments including…

Rick Douglas Konecny of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that unsuitable transactions were affected in customer accounts by Konecny when he was associated with JP Morgan Securities….

Walter Warren Parker of Rowlett Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Titan Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $95,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of negligence regarding the sale of interests in a private placement and the sale of a real estate security…

Cristiano Tempo Castellini of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 9, 2021 in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations that Castellini effected unauthorized trades in the customer’s account during the period that…

William Nicholas Athas of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which the regulator has determined that Department of Enforcement should pursue disciplinary action against Athas for potentially churning investor accounts and for making unsuitable investment recommendations. Case No….

Michael Joseph Dellaporta Jr (also known as Mike Dellaporta) a stockbroker formerly registered with Fusion Analytics Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he refused to hand over documents and information to FINRA when it investigated whether he engaged in…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $3,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between November of 2007 and October of 2020, the customer’s account had been invested…

Charles Chester Kulch of Nashua New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly registered with NEXT Financial Group Inc. has been charged by Massachusetts Securities Division with violating Massachusetts laws founded on accusations that he sold risky, illiquid and unsuitable non-traded REITs to customers and had overconcentrated their accounts in those products. In the Matter of Charles C….

Dennis Phillip Ayre of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Company Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s assets had been overconcentrated by Ayre in Foresight Energy LP stock between September of…

Michael Christopher Martino of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Four Points Capital Partners LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $543,163.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations from Martino when he was associated with…

Charles Abad Santos Bonilla of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Bonilla made unsuitable recommendations to customers concerning alternative investments. Letter of Acceptance…

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 $300,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable recommendations being made to the customer concerning GPB and other direct investments including DPPs or…

Kevin Marshall McCallum of Birmingham Alabama a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $4,800,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of the stockbroker making unsuitable trades involving closed end funds during the period that he was registered…

Scott Alan Sanders of Fort Myers Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $100,000.00 in damages supported by Stifel Nicolaus being found liable on the customer’s claims including breach of contract and breach…

Robert Joseph Calamunci Sr. of Bronx New York a stockbroker currently registered with Wynston Hill Capital LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $314,852.00 in damages based upon accusations of the failure of Wynston Hill Capital LLC to supervise options and equities in the customer’s…

Anthony Matthew Cottone of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Landolt Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $260,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of the customer’s assets being overconcentrated in private placements and allegations of transactions not being supervised by Landolt Securities. Financial…

Kevin Richard Wilson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,600,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable private placements from 2011 to 2017 during the…

Hector Ramos of New York New York a stockbroker formerly associated with Bishop Rosen Co. Inc. has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that gave bad advice to a disabled customer. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018059983001 (June…

Rafael Golan (also known as Rafi Golan) of Delray Beach Florida a stockbroker registered with Crystal Bay Securities Inc. has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon accusations that the stockbroker failed to respond to FINRA’s request for his information. Case No. 2019060635701…

Charles Bernard Lynch Jr. (also known as Charlie Bernard Lynch) of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC (now known as Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC) has been identified in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on January 18, 2019 for $50,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that…

Bradley Leo Renberg of West Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $380,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of speculative and unsuitable energy sector equities held in the customer’s account at Ameriprise Financial Services. Financial Industry…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly associated with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) municipal bonds transactions effected when Fladell was employed by RBC Capital Markets failed to…

James Edward Lyons of Shreveport Louisiana a stockbroker employed by Raymond James Associates Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer had been awarded $2,986,708.96 in compensatory damages supported by Raymond James Associates being found liable on the customer’s claims which included that (1) mutual funds, stocks…

William David Utanski of Fort Lauderdale a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $125,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer was poorly advised on common or preferred stocks and (2) transactions failed to be suitable…

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Bice) of Greensboro North Carolina a stockbroker currently registered with SagePoint Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) false or misleading statements had been made by the stockbroker (2) the…

Walter Warren Parker of Rowlett Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Titan Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $10,000.00 in damages on September 20, 2019 supported by accusations that the customer had been inappropriately sold real estate security products and at least four of the customer’s…

William Hamilton Lowell (also known as Bill Lowell) of Dallas Texas a stockbroker currently registered with Lowell Company Inc. and Crescent Securities Group Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that exchange traded fund transactions executed by the stockbroker were…

Timothy Roger Atyeo of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer (2) fiduciary obligations were breached (3) the customer’s account was…

Paul Vincent Blum of West Palm Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $70,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) transactions executed by the stockbroker were unsuitable and (2) the customer’s energy-sector corporate bond transactions…

Jeffrey Alan Eiler of Fort Lauderdale a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim that settled for $135,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of the customer’s investment account being overconcentrated by Eiler in unsuitable mutual funds which led the customer to experience investment…

Jeffrey Paul Davis of Bristol Connecticut a stockbroker currently registered with Kovack Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 10, 2019 in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) the customer was placed into inappropriate investments including mutual funds and…

Abraham Heimann of Alpharetta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim that was resolved for $42,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that fiduciary obligations to the customer were breached and the customer’s account had been negligently administered. FINRA Arbitration No. 17-02785 (Dec. 26,…

Timothy Thomas Gibbons of New Orleans Louisiana a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $225,708.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) energy-sector over-the-counter equities transactions executed in the customer’s account were unsuitable for the customer and (2) false or…

Scott Allen Sibley of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Moors Cabot Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 founded on allegations that (1) the customer’s account was handled in a negligent manner (2) contractual obligations had been breached…

James Paul Kolf of Madison Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly registered with MetLife Securities Inc. has been barred from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser or associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions issued by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) based upon…

Robert Abramowitz of Jericho New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for more than $50,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) fiduciary duties had been violated (2) the customer’s investment account was handled in a negligent manner…

Timothy David Ballard (also known as Tim Ballard) of Danville California a stockbroker employed by National Planning Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought more than $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer’s account was handled in a negligent manner (2) fiduciary obligations were…

Brian Gregory DiJulio of Bellevue Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with NBC Securities Inc. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) DiJulio executed unauthorized trades in customer accounts while employed by NBC Securities Inc. and (2)…

Dean John Kajouras of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is referenced in a Consent Order issued by the State of Massachusetts Securities Division which required Kajouras to cease and desist from making unsuitable recommendations or engaging in other conduct violative of Massachusetts Securities Laws and required Kajouras…

Robert Estevez of Greenwich Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with Investors Capital Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $400,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer by Estevez concerning the customer’s equity investments (2) stock trades placed by Estevez…

Jason M. Santini of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Spartan Capital Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $655,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) Santini violated his fiduciary duties to the customer (2) Santini effected transactions in the customer’s…

Margaret Mary Lech-Loubet of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly employed by UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $20,000.00 on May 22, 2018 based upon accusations that the risks and illiquidity of the customer’s structured products holdings were not disclosed to the customer…

Edward Barnett Woll (also known as Ed Woll) of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker and chief compliance officer formerly registered with J.P. Turner Company LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between January of 2013 and March 2016: (1) misleading…

Giustino DeStefano (also known as Justin DeStefano) of Williamsville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of (1) violation of FINRA Rules and federal securities laws (2) overconcentration of the customer’s…

Thomas Edmund Connors of Toms River New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by International Assets Advisory LLC has been discharged by the firm on November 6, 2017 supported by accusations that Connors spoke with customers of the firm during the time that he was suspended by FINRA for engaging in outside business activities. Specifically, Financial…

Thomas G. Gresham (also known as Tom Gresham) of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker currently registered with Moloney Securities Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $495,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) Moloney Securities Co. and UBS Financial Services Inc. collectively failed to…

Christopher David Sinkula of Stuart Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $40,000.00 based upon allegations that the customer was placed in common or preferred stock by Sinkula when those investments were inappropriate for the customer given the…

Richard Eric Poston (Rick Eric Poston) of Plano Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by H. Beck Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that while Poston was associated with H. Beck Inc. (1) Poston gave the customer bad investment advice…

Jeffrey Neil Cadan of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim that settled for $1,200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2011 and 2016, Cadan executed excessive government debt trades in the customer’s account causing the customers losses. Financial…

Ross Lionel Gordon of Raleigh North Carolina a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $10,000.00 on April 4, 2016 supported by accusations that between 2015 and 2016, the customer was placed into mutual fund investments that were inappropriate…

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…

Buckman Buckman Reid Inc. a securities broker dealer headquartered in Little Silver New Jersey has been censured by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that (1) Buckman Buckman Reid Inc. neglected to create and implement a supervision system and written supervisory procedures regarding the suitability of trades recommended by stockbrokers of the firm…

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…

Ralph Wilson Smith of Valdosta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $320,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) the customer’s account transactions were negligently administered (2) contractual obligations were breached by the firm (3) fiduciary…

Bassam S. Salem of Birmingham Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Wunderlich Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim that settled for $50,000.00 supported by accusations that between January of 2011 and February of 2017: (1) poor investment recommendations were made to the customer concerning over the counter equities…

James Donald Routhier of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $92,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) Routhier gave bad investment recommendations to the customer in reference to the customer’s mutual fund purchases and (2)…

Stephen Brown of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 29, 2016 in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer’s assets were not appropriately diversified and (2) overly speculative mutual…

Luis Currais Lopez of Dorchester Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Santander Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $65,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) fiduciary duties were breached (2) the customer was falsely induced into inaction upon discovering volatility in the customer’s…

John M. Cullen of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer’s stock account had been overconcentrated by Cullen in speculative equities products. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Bradley John Freimark of Otsego Minnesota a stockbroker formerly registered with ProEquities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) misrepresentations were made to the customer and (2) the customer’s assets were inappropriately invested in D&L Energy 2010 Ltd. –…

Jody Bryant Bowers of Abilene Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Lowell Company Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $6,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) Bowers overconcentrated the customer’s assets in exchange traded funds over a six year period by failing to adjust the…

Ollie Baldwin Harris III of Houston Texas a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which settled for $15,000.00 in damages on October 30, 2017 based on accusations that from July 21, 2011 to July 28, 2017, Harris failed to follow the…

John Wendel Gilbert of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Raymond James Associates Inc. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for forty-five days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he made unsuitable investment recommendations to a Raymond James customer. Letter of…

Cadaret Grant Co. Inc. is a FINRA member broker firm headquartered in Syracuse New York who has been censured and fined $800,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on consenting to findings that it (1) failed to supervise its business practices with a view towards detecting and preventing bad investment recommendations (2) failed to…

Danny Harold Hill of Kingwood Texas the limited partner and chief compliance officer of D.H. Hill Securities LLP is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought $700,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the customer’s investment account was over-concentrated in real estate investment trust products (2) fiduciary…

Sanjoy Dasgupta of Greenwood Village Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 18, 2017 in which the customer requested $22,470.93 in damages supported by accusations that the customer’s assets were inappropriately concentrated in equity investments. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Steven Paul Reznik of Tallahassee Florida a stockbroker and financial advisor registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 25, 2018 where the customer requested $58,721.00 in damages based upon allegations that between May 20, 2015 and April 30, 2018: (1) transactions were…

Neal Scott of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Euro Pacific Capital Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved on March 15, 2016 for $8,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and suitability relating to the over-concentration of the customer’s assets…

James Danielly Finley Jr. of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 4, 2018 in which the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Finley neglected to diversify the customer’s investment portfolio between February of…

Jack Wendell Griffith Jr. of Columbia South Carolina a stockbroker currently employed by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) fiduciary duties had been breached (2) the customer’s assets were overconcentrated in over-the-counter equities and…

Alfred Gary Kovacs of Houston Texas is a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $34,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Kovacs over-concentrated the customer’s assets in oil and gas stocks between 2014 and 2016. Financial Industry…

Mitchell Steven Morrison of Westlake Village, California is a former principal of Financial West Group who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,937,365.00 in damages founded on accusations that Morrison failed to supervise a registered representative who made misrepresentations to the customer and placed unsuitable oil…

Jeffrey Marc Grayson of Florham Park New Jersey is a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested thirty-eight thousand one hundred seventeen dollars in damages founded on allegations that Grayson concentrated the customer’s assets in investments that were…

Edward A. Davig of Green Bay Wisconsin is a stockbroker registered with Packerland Brokerage Services who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which customers requested five hundred thousand dollars in damages supported by accusations that Davig effected investments in Atlas oil and gas offering that were not suitable for…

Charles Bernard Lynch Jr. of Irvine, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015045713301 (Dec. 11, 2017). According…

Michael James Keane of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on October 2, 2017, where the customer sought $300,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Keane failed to follow the customer’s instructions, and effected purchases of speculative master limited…

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