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Investors Accuse Raymond James Of Unauthorized Trading

September 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Churning, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Unauthorized Trading, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Raymond James Of Unauthorized Trading

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 […]

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Investors Accuse VFG Securities Of Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

September 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse VFG Securities Of Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

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 […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Cetera For Sale of Unsuitable Investments

August 26, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Cetera For Sale of Unsuitable Investments

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 […]

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JP Morgan Stockbroker Accused Of Unsuitable Trading

August 26, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Unauthorized Trading, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on JP Morgan Stockbroker Accused Of Unsuitable Trading

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. […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Titan Securities For Fraudulent REIT Sales

August 06, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Over Concentration, Private Placement Fraud   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Titan Securities For Fraudulent REIT Sales

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 […]

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Investors Accuse Merrill Lynch Of Misrepresentation

August 06, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Merrill Lynch Of Misrepresentation

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 […]

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Another Worden Capital Stockbroker Investigated For Churning

July 07, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Churning, Excessive Trading, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Another Worden Capital Stockbroker Investigated For Churning

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. […]

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Fusion Analytics Stockbroker Barred By FINRA

May 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Fusion Analytics Stockbroker Barred By FINRA

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 […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Centaurus For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

May 31, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Over Concentration, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Centaurus For Unsuitable Alternative Investments

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 […]

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NEXT Financial Stockbroker Charged With Unsuitable Recommendations

May 15, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on NEXT Financial Stockbroker Charged With Unsuitable Recommendations

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. […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Oppenheimer For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

April 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Oppenheimer For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

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 […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Four Points For Unsuitable Recommendations

March 18, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Four Points For Unsuitable Recommendations

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 […]

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David Lerner Stockbroker Sanctioned For Sale of Unuitable Investments

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Failure to Conduct Due Diligence, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on David Lerner Stockbroker Sanctioned For Sale of Unuitable Investments

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 […]

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Investors Bring FINRA Securities Arbitration Against Madison Avenue Securities For Unsuitable Advice

March 08, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring FINRA Securities Arbitration Against Madison Avenue Securities For Unsuitable Advice

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 […]

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LPL Sued By Investors For Unsuitable Trading

February 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on LPL Sued By Investors For Unsuitable Trading

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 […]

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Stifel Nicolaus Sued By Investors For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

February 16, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Stifel Nicolaus Sued By Investors For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

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 […]

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Wynston Hill Named In FINRA Arbitration Claim For Failure To Supervise

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration   |   Comments Off on Wynston Hill Named In FINRA Arbitration Claim For Failure To Supervise

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 […]

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Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Landolt Securities For Private Placement Sales

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Private Placement Fraud   |   Comments Off on Investors File Arbitration Claim Against Landolt Securities For Private Placement Sales

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 […]

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Laidlaw Sued By Investors For Fraudulent Private Placements

August 27, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, Boilerroom Sales, Over Concentration, Securities Arbitration Claims, Securities Fraud   |   Comments Off on Laidlaw Sued By Investors For Fraudulent Private Placements

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 […]

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Bishop Rosen Stockbroker Sanctioned For Defrauding Disabled Customer

June 08, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Over Concentration, Securities Fraud, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Bishop Rosen Stockbroker Sanctioned For Defrauding Disabled Customer

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 […]

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Crystal Bay Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

April 23, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Non-traded REITs, Over Concentration, Securities Arbitration Claims, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Crystal Bay Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

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 […]

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Investors Accuse Wells Fargo Of Unsuitable Investment Advice

April 18, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Over Concentration, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Wells Fargo Of Unsuitable Investment Advice

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 […]

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JP Morgan Sued By Investors For Over-Concentration

Rick Douglas Konecny of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly associated with JP Morgan Securities LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of an overconcentration of the customer’s assets in high-risk investments which led the customer to experience losses. Financial Industry […]

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Investors Sue Ameriprise For Unsuitable Investment Advice

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 […]

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Investors Sue RBC Capital Markets Unsuitable Bond Sales

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 […]

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Raymond James Sued By Investors For Fraud

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 […]

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Ameriprise Sued By Investors For Unsuitable Investment Advice

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 […]

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SagePoint Sued For Defective Investment Advice

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 […]

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Titan Securities Accused Of Unsuitable REIT Recommendations

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 […]

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Lowell Company Sued By Investors For Defective ETF Investments

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 […]

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