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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worden Capital Management LLC, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Garden City, New York, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to supervise private placement offerings, including its failure to conduct due diligence to ensure that investments were suitable for investors. Department of Enforcement v. Worden Capital Management…

Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with defrauding investors in relation to the sale of bond offerings. Department of Enforcement v. Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2018059545604 (March 7, 2022). According to the Complaint,…

Willard Louis Pugh, of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $60,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of an unsuitable private placement transaction by Pugh while he was associated with National Securities Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory…

CIM Securities LLC, a securities broker dealer headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, has been censured and fined $35,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that CIM Securities failed to supervise suitability requirements for private placement transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019060957101 (January 31, 2022). According to the AWC, from September…

Daniel George McPherson (also known as Dan McPherson), of Idaho Falls, Idaho, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA Securities Arbitration claim which was resolved for $57,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of McPherson making unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding private placements, real…

Eric Carl Willer, of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, has been suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he provided unsuitable investment recommendations to customers regarding bond offerings while he was associated with Fusion Analytics…

Kevin Mark Nevin, of Edina, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Dempsey Lord Smith LLC and Sandlapper Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that he failed to comply with FINRA’s requests for information in 2021 regarding the non-payment of a…

Aaron Douglas Maurer (also known as Doug Maurer), of White Plains, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ascendant Alternative Strategies LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unapproved private securities transactions…

Mark Lee Elafros, of Northbrook, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of Elafros making unsuitable private placement and unit investment trust sales to the customer when he was…

Lawrence John Fawcett Jr. (also known as Larry Fawcett), of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $545,727.12 in compensatory damages based upon WestPark Capital being found liable on the customer’s causes of action,…

John Carter Braddock, of Salida, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Lakeridge Capital Inc., has been suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he misrepresented and omitted information relating to private placements during the time that he was registered with Lakeridge…

Daniel Todd Levine, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that they were placed into unsuitable “private placements” during the time that Levine was registered with Morgan Stanley Smith…

John James Hoidas of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Uhlmann Price Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $499,000.00 in damages based on accusations that Hoidas provided unsuitable recommendations as it pertained to private placements while he was employed by Uhlmann Price…

JeanPierre Ayala (also known as JP Ayala) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations that Ayala sold unsuitable investments, including private placements, stocks, and over-the-counter equities…

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

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

Frank Mastrosimone of Basking Ridge New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Royal Alliance Associates is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been placed into an unsuitable private investment fund by Mastrosimone while he was…

Gerald Roger Dewes of East Amherst New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Cadaret Grant Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 7, 2021, in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based on allegations of a breach of fiduciary duty by Dewes as it pertained…

Robert Scott Smith of Newberg Oregon a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 10, 2021 in which the customer sought $678,500.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been sold unsuitable private placements by Smith while he was registered with…

Kevin Richard Wilson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been sold unsuitable private placements and over-the-counter equities by Wilson during the period…

Vincent John Villani of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Villani making unsuitable private placement recommendations or sales at National Securities Corp which resulted in losses…

Melvin Pirchesky (also known as Mel Pirchesky) of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly registered with Boustead Securities LLC is named in an investment related civil action in which the investor requested $871,021.18 in damages supported by accusations that excessive commissions had been charged on a private placement transaction that Pirchesky arranged during the time that…

Gerald Lee Brodsky of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Dinosaur Financial Group LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $800,000.00 in damages based on accusations that the customer was placed into Concord Group Holdings through a private placement offering and that…

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…

DH Hill Securities LLLP a securities broker dealer headquartered in Kingwood Texas has been censured and fined by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that the securities broker dealer made unregistered securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019063187001 (July 22, 2021). According to the AWC, from August of 2015 to…

Scott Vincent Kaup of Stuart Nebraska a stockbroker formerly registered with FSR Advisory Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that Kaup provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding private placements and real estate securities transactions…

Jennifer W. Ling (also known as Jenifer W. Li) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Axiom Capital Management Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Ling provided unsuitable recommendations concerning an alternative investment that…

Thomas Edison Kelly Jr. of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that they were sold unsuitable private placements by Kelly while he was associated…

James Arthur Allen (also known as Jim Allen) of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with David A. Noyes is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $160,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been sold an unsuitable alternative investment by Allen through David…

Clement Lancelot Chichester (also known as Clement Ignatius Chichester) of Westlake Village California a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested between $250,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer received bad investment advice from…

Sean Daniel McDevitt of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodrock Securities LP has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that McDevitt engaged in outside business activities while registered with Woodrock. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Joseph Anthony Alagna Jr. the Chief Executive Officer of Joseph Gunnar Co. LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $340,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Alagna failed to supervise a Joseph Gunnar stockbroker who sold customers bad private placements. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

John James Hoidas of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Uhlmann Price Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $12,500.00 on October 6, 2020 founded on allegations of unsuitable closed-end fund transactions being effected in the customer’s account by Hoidas while he was registered with…

Growth Capital Services Inc. a securities broker dealer headquartered in San Francisco California has been censured and fined $35,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on findings that it made misleading statements to prospective investors regarding private placements. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019060721801 (Jan. 15, 2021). According to the AWC, Growth…

Gary Wayne Hammond of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Hornor Townsend Kent Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he was selling away from MML Investors and that he referred customers to fraudulent investments. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

John Michael LoPinto of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management and investment adviser representative of Keyport Venture Advisors LLC has been censured and fined $40,000.00 according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order containing findings that LoPinto made misrepresentations to investors concerning pooled investment vehicles. In the Matter…

Craig Anthony Zabala of Harlem New York a stockbroker formerly registered with John W. Loofbourrow Associates and CEO of Concorde Group Holdings has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with making misrepresentations to investors and misappropriating their funds. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Craig A. Zabala et al. Case No. 1:20-cv-07880 (Sept. 24,…

Michael Edward Magill of Portland Maine a stockbroker formerly registered with Foreside Fund Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Magill effected private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019064830701 (Dec. 7, 2020). According to the AWC,…

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…

Rodrigue Lors (also known as Rodrique Lors) of Westbury New York a stockbroker formerly employed by National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable private placement securities by Lors at National…

Brittney Jade Sias (also known as Rosalie P. Sias) of Westlake Village California a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested up to $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of bad investment advice concerning non-traded real estate investment trusts…

Randy Lee Birkinbine of North Oaks Minnesota a stockbroker currently registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $109,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of illiquid and unsuitable investments including private placements and real estate securities which led to an over-concentration in…

Anthony Vultaggio Jr. of East Meadow New York a stockbroker formerly registered with American Capital Partners LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into an inappropriate private placement by Vultaggio during the time that…

Scott Thomas Wolfrum of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Huntleigh Securities Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $449,300.00 on April 9, 2019 based upon accusations that the customer was placed into a private placement without authorization in January of 2018 when Wolfrum was…

William Perry Randall (also known as W. Perry Randall) of Rockford Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $40,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been advised to invest in energy sector investments which…

Imtiaz A. Khan (also known as Raana Khan) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Windsor Street Capital LP is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $28,400.00 in damages supported by accusations including the breach of a contract between the customer and Windsor Street…

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Rice) a stockbroker currently registered with Sagepoint Financial is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $350,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable private placements by Bice during the time that he was…

Susan Lavon Welo of Mayville North Dakota a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable private placements being sold to the customer while Welo was employed by Securities America Inc. and…

Matthew William Crafa of Garden City New York a stockbroker currently associated with Royal Alliance Associates Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 supported by allegations that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached and…

William Louis Baumner IV (also known as Bill Baumner) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Buckman Buckman Reid Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $67,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer was provided with unsuitable investment advice pertaining to a…

Matthew Gates of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Gunnar Co. LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on August 28, 2019 where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been misled by Gates concerning a fund purchased through a private…

John Michael Krohn (also known as John Micheal Krohn) of West Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker formerly registered with Principal Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $10,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Krohn having recommended or sold investments to the customer outside of…

Trevor Bradner Rahn of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly employed by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 1, 2020 where the customer sought $125,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that a private securities transaction concerning a private placement was facilitated by Rahn outside…

Shane Rene Falcon of Miami Florida a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corp is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into a private placement which was not suitable for the customer when Falcon…

Mark Charles Cohen of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with BCG Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) due diligence was not properly performed prior to Cohen having recommended or sold direct investments to…

Michael Packman of Westbury New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Axiom Capital Management Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $99,999.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been sold unsuitable alternative investments from Packman during the period in which the stockbroker was…

George Louis McCaffrey III of Englewood Colorado a stockbroker formerly associated with NTB Financial Corporation has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on May 14, 2019 in which the customer requested $290,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of the customer being inappropriately advised by McCaffrey to use individual retirement account funds to…

Jeffrey Hall Heely of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly registered with NMS Capital Advisors LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019063224501 (Apr….

Daniel Todd Lerner of New York New York a stockbroker registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought unspecified damages based upon accusations that (1) David Lerner Associates failed to supervise Daniel Lerner (2) a fiduciary duty that was owed to the…

Darren Wayne Oglesby of Oakdale Minnesota a stockbroker currently associated with Money Concepts Capital Corp has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached by Oglesby (2) a…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker associated with Centaurus Financial 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 stockbroker’s investment recommendations failed to be suitable for the Centaurus Financial customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Anthony Sica of New York New York a stockbroker registered with Joseph Gunnar Co. LLC 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 private placements were sold by Sica without reasonable supervision from Joseph Gunnar and that those investments failed…

Bruce Albert Slater of Northville Michigan a stockbroker associated with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been advised to allocate an excessive portion of funds in risky limited partnerships which failed…

James Gregory McKinney (also known as Greg McKinney) of Tulsa Oklahoma a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Default Decision containing findings that the stockbroker neglected to testify or produce documentation for FINRA personnel while…

Jody Ethan Thompson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Alexander Capital L.P. has been suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that (1) Thompson provided unsuitable investment recommendations to customers concerning promissory notes and Regulation D offerings and…

Patrick Nicholas Teutonico of Seaford New York a stockbroker registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $125,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) private placements lacked appropriate supervision from the securities broker dealerand (2) and that Teutonico breached his…

Heath Shayne Bowen of Idaho Falls Idaho stockbroker formerly associated with Allegis Investment Services has been suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by allegations that the stockbroker neglected to comply with a customer initiated investment related arbitration award or settlement agreement or otherwise confirm…

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…

Dana Bruce Vietor of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with CFD Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) a contract was breached by the stockbroker or the securities broker dealer (2) fiduciary duties had been breached…

Timothy Allen Thelen of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Aeon Capital Inc. and Accelerated Capital Group is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $620,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) private placement offerings were negligently recommended or sold by the stockbroker and (2) Thelen breached…

Anthony Vultaggio Jr. of East Meadow New York a stockbroker formerly employed by American Capital Partners LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $700,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been sold a bad private placement offering through Vultaggio during the time…

Christopher Michael Zelesnick of Nashville Tennessee a stockbroker formerly employed by Impactive Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer sought $7,250,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between 2013 and 2017: (1) the customer had been defrauded and (2) the customer’s funds had been misappropriated…

Melvin Pirchesky of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly employed by Boustead Securities LLC has been terminated by the securities broker dealer on April 12, 2019 during the period in which he was investigated for violating FINRA rules and Boustead’s procedures which pertained to private placement activities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure additionally confirms…

Robert Frederick Genito of Bonita Springs Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of the stockbroker failing to provide recorded testimony during FINRA’s investigation into allegations into his (1) outside business activities which failed…

Gary Wayne Hammond of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with MSI Financial Services (MetLife Securities) is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in the North Carolina Superior Court in which the customer sought more than $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer had been provided…

James Royal Kirchner of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with David A. Noyes Company is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought more than $101,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the private placements Kirchner recommended or sold while employed by David A. Noyes were in…

Eric Peter Weschke of Setauket New York a stockbroker currently employed by Kalos Capital is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $127,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the customer’s assets were inappropriately invested by Weschke in private equity products including GPB when he was…

Kristian M. Gaudet of Cut Off Louisiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameritas Investment Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $538,500.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) the customer’s account was administered negligently (2) Ameritas Investment Corp. failed to supervise Gaudet’s activities and (3) private…

Aaron Chaim Lupuloff of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $3,200,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) the customer had been placed into corporate bonds through a private placement executed by Lupuloff and (2) fraudulent…

David Wilson Williams of Dallas Texas a stockbroker and supervisor formerly registered with WFG Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $50,000.00 in compensatory damages based upon Williams being found liable on the customer’s claims which included that (1) contractual obligations to the customer…

Wesley Owen Clinton of Seaford New York a stockbroker currently registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $145,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) the customer was placed in private placements and over-the-counter equities which were inappropriate given the customer’s…

Darrell Walter Rideaux of Los Angeles California a stockbroker employed by Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $130,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that an unauthorized investment solicited by Rideaux when he was employed by Morgan Stanley caused the customer to incur unwarranted losses….

Alexander Kibrik of New York New York a stockbroker registered with Garden State Securities Inc. has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations of Kibrik failing to comply with the terms of a FINRA Arbitration Award. Case No. 16-03304 (June 12, 2018). FINRA Public…

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…

Anthony Diaz of Scotrun Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with IBN Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable investments including (1) real estate security (2) promissory note (3) oil and gas…

David Michael Apted of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with Forest Securities Inc. has been discharged by the firm on February 28, 2018 based upon its accusations that (1) Apted engaged in an outside business activity without either disclosing it to the firm or obtaining its approval (2) Apted submitted fraudulent documentation to…

William Louis Baumner IV of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Buckman Buckman Reid Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was placed into an unsuitable private placement investment while Baumner was associated with the…

Rodger Sprouse of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker currently employed by Titan Securities of Addison Texas (CRD No. 131392) of is the subject of an investment related civil action in the Circuit Court of Jackson County Missouri where the investor sought $210,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Sprouse sold the investor a structured cash…

Wayne Douglas Rogers of Austin Texas a stockbroker currently employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $11,544.77 on March 8, 2018 based upon allegations that on January 2, 2018, the customer’s investment instructions were not followed concerning the liquidations of an…

Daniel J. Kempker of Holland Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with J.J.B. Hilliard W.L. Lyons LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unsuitable direct participation program or limited partnership interest products had been sold to the customer which caused the…

Jesse Gil III of Corpus Christi Texas a stockbroker currently registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Wells Notice which indicated that FINRA Department of Enforcement should take disciplinary action against Gil supported by accusations that (1) Gil engaged in outside business activities without disclosing them…

Larry Steven Werbel of Chagrin Falls Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative or otherwise associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Pursuant To Investment Advisers Act…

Paul Joseph Godlewski of Coatesville Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $28,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) Godlewski solicited a customer’s private placement investment outside the firm’s auspices causing a customer losses and (2) Allstate…

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