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

Michael Murray Knittel (also known as Michael M. Lopez-Knittel), of El Dorado Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Fortune Financial Services Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Knittel’s selling away or engaing in…

Robert Joseph Binkele, of Indian Wells, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought compensatory damages supported by accusations of negligence and fraudulent misrepresentations concerning a deferred sales trust (DST) when Binkele was employed by Centaurus Financial. Civil Action No….

Steven Douglas Schisler, of Grass Valley, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with IFS Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement. Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2018058718601 (January 31, 2022). FINRA found that Schisler engaged in nine separate sales practice…

Brandon Carl Rudolph, of Las Vegas, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly registered with Chelsea Financial Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 1, 2021, in which the customer requested $96,500.00 in damages supported by allegations of Rudolph engaging in private securities transactions including a promissory note sale when he…

William Walter LeBoeuf (also known as Bill LeBoeuf), of Beavercreek, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged…

Robert Frederick Genito, of Bonita Springs, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $90,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Genito failing to pay on a promissory note that he issued to the customer relating to…

Rhett Douglas Bedwell, of Rogers, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $19,848.26 in damages on September 23, 2021, based upon allegations of the misuse of the customer’s funds during the time that he was registered with LPL Financial…

WestPark Capital Inc. and its CEO, Richard Alyn Rappaport (also known as Rick Rappaport), of Los Angeles, California, have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based on findings that WestPark and Rappaport misrepresented information to customers concerning WPCFS offerings, and failed to supervise stockbrokers’ solicitations of investments. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

James Earl Simpson, of Toledo, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Simpson failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation, which focused on allegations of him making unsuitable investment recommendations during the time that…

Todd Anthony Esh of Shawnee Kansas a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser representative founded on accusations of Esh making omissions and misrepresentations to investors. In the Matter of Todd A. Esh Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Case…

Michael James Conte (also known as Mike Conte) of Saint James New York the owner of Fusion Holdings—which owns Fusion Analytics Investment Partners (FAIP) and Fusion Analytics Securities LLC (FAS)—has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he refused to testify in the…

Bradley Carl Mascho of Frederick Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $125,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations that they had been placed into unsuitable exchange traded funds by Mascho when he was associated…

Jorge A. Reyes (also known as Jorge Quiroz and as George Reyes) of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with CP Capital Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA National Adjudicatory Council Decision containing findings of Reyes converting funds, making fraudulent…

Michael James Conte (also known as Mike James Conte) of Coral Springs Florida the CEO of Fusion Analytics Investment Partners (FAIP) and Fusion Analytics Holdings LLC (the holding company of Fusion Analytics Securities LLC) has been charged along with FAIP and Fusion Holdings by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a Complaint for Injunctive and…

Deborah Lynn Herrmann (also known as Debbie Lynn Gniech) of Wheaton Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she did not fully comply with FINRA’s investigation into her potential nondisclosure of a…

Kerry Lee Hoffman of Mundelein Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative and barred from associating with securities firms across the country according to an Order based on allegations of Hoffman violating securities laws relating to…

Dale Allen Ramsperger of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc. has been suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Ramsperger took part in private securities transactions that were not authorized by Securities America Inc. Letter of Acceptance…

Thomas Ward Stratton of Melbourne Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with World Choice Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by findings that Stratton failed to comply with the regulator during the period that he was under an investigation relating to his sale of promissory notes and…

Robert Cameron Smith (also known as Rob Smith) of New York New York the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Board Member of IVC Group Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to comply with a FINRA investigation…

Jonathan Douglas Freeze (also known as Jon Freeze) a former stockbroker of Fortune Financial Services Inc. and representative of Alternative Energy Holdings Inc. has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with defrauding twenty-five customers through fraudulent promissory notes transactions. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jonathan D. Freeze et al. Case No. 2:21-cv-720 (June…

George Louis McCaffrey III of Englewood Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with NTB Financial Corporation has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings of him selling away and giving false information to FINRA during a period that he was investigated for engaging in private…

James Anthony Parrelly (also known as Jim Anthony Parrelly) of Dearborn Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Investment Planners Inc. has been terminated on June 25, 2020 supported by allegations of Parrelly failing to comply with company policy. The securities broker dealer alleged that Parrelly made unauthorized trades in customer accounts and had failed to…

Candido Jose Viyella of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Viyella failed to comply with FINRA when it investigated him for potentially selling away from Morgan Stanley. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Steven Douglas Schisler of Grass Valley California a stockbroker formerly registered with IFS Securities has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with engaging in private securities transactions, making unsuitable recommendations and failing to cooperate with FINRA during the period that he was under investigation. Department of Enforcement v. Steven Douglas Schisler Disciplinary Proceeding…

Jon Richard Pariser of Pacific Grove California a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,202,739.63 in damages based upon accusations of Pariser having involved himself with people who persuaded the customer to invest in fraudulent promissory notes. Financial…

George Marshall Warner of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Chelsea Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he neglected to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into accusations of him selling away from Chelsea Financial Services. Letter…

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…

Lisa Ann Brumm (also known as Lisa Ann Moon) of Portland Oregon a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she provided unsuitable recommendations to customers and made misrepresentations…

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…

Whitehall-Parker Securities Inc. and its supervisor Robert J. Yuloo both of San Rafael California have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings of Whitehall-Parker and Yuloo having failed to supervise its stockbrokers’ outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017052705802 (Jan. 15, 2021). According to the AWC, from…

Robert Frederick Genito of Bonita Springs Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been issued a promissory note through Genito and that the stockbroker defaulted on…

Frank Howard Zito of Ridgeland Mississippi a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for 16 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Zito engaged in private securities transactions and outside business activities while registered with…

George Marshall Warner of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Chelsea Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that promissory notes were sold by Warner away from the securities broker dealer. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Jay R. Weiser of Collinsville Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with DesPain Financial Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,001.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer’s retirement assets were mismanaged as it pertained to a promissory note transaction executed by Weiser during…

Tony A. Kassaei of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Turner Company has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Kassaei took part in private securities transactions involving real estate securities during the time that he was employed by JP Turner….

Harry Seth Datys of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by WestPark Capital Inc. has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he advised customers of WestPark to purchase promissory notes that were not suitable for them and…

Michael Richard Mackay of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker formerly associated with Transamerica Financial Advisors 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 the customer had been placed into real estate security and insurance products as well as a charitable annuity…

Peter Rajinder Kohli of Leesport Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Trustmont Financial Group is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $373,023.00 in damages based upon allegations that Trustmont failed to supervise Kohli’s securities transactions in the customer’s account which resulted in losses. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Gregory Alan Ricker of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly associated with Westpark Capital Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in private securities transactions without the securities broker dealer’s approval. Letter of…

Michael Joseph Iannarino (also known as Mike Iannarino) of Columbus Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Private Client Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Iannarino failed to comply with a FINRA investigation into accusations of his recommendations and sales…

Fredrick Martin Randhahn (also known as Frederick Martin Randhahn) of Ogden Utah a stockbroker formerly registered with Sigma Financial Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was placed into risky and fraudulent Woodbridge Mortgage Investment products during…

Elizabeth Ann Morrell of Westlake Village California a stockbroker formerly employed by Western International Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that she declined to cooperate with a FINRA investigation regarding allegations of her sales of promissory notes relating to Woodbridge Group…

Christopher Richard Wurtzinger of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker and supervisor formerly registered with Forest Securities has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity based upon consenting to findings that Wurtzinger failed to supervise outside business activities relating to the sale of Woodbridge Group of Companies promissory…

Kirk James Bertsch of Spearfish South Dakota a stockbroker formerly employed by Farmers Financial Solutions LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 27, 2020 where the customer sought $24,361.09 in damages founded on accusations of an unregistered promissory note purchase executed by Bertsch while he was employed by…

Dee Dee Brooks (also known as Doris Brooks and as Doris Takooshian) of Huntington Beach California a stockbroker formerly associated with Signator Investors Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that she engaged in unapproved private securities transactions involving Future Income Payments…

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…

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…

Christine Louise Cantone (also known as Christine L. Gefken) of Eatontown New Jersey a Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Cantone Research Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on February 14, 2019 for $42,500.00 in damages based upon accusations of Christine Cantone’s failure to supervise a…

Alan Harold New of Fort Wayne Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that New neglected to provide information and documentation to the regulator during an investigation into allegations of New’s sale…

Dana Bruce Vietor of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with CFD Investments Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Vietor sold unregistered securities away from his securities broker dealer employers including CFD Investments as well as Cape Securities and Oakbridge…

Norman Gary Price of Gig Harbor Washington a stockbroker formerly associated with RP Capital LLC, Genesis Capital LLC and Aequitas Commercial Finance LLC has been fined $75,000.00 and barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative or otherwise associating with any securities broker dealer or investment adviser according…

Alan Harold New of Fort Wayne Indiana a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $110,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of misleading statements or omissions being made by New concerning the risks of Woodbridge Promissory Notes which he sold…

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…

Frank Roland Dietrich of Laguna Hills California a stockbroker formerly employed by Quest Capital Strategies Inc. has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $271,500.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) Woodbridge notes were negligently sold to the customer (2) a fiduciary duty was breached (3) transactions…

James F. Anderson of Dakota Dunes South Dakota a stockbroker formerly associated with Ameritas Investment Corp. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,423,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer had been inappropriately sold promissory notes as they were neither registered nor exempt…

Mark Lewton Hopkins of Grand Blanc Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with American Portfolios Financial Services Inc. is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Michigan Corporations Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Hopkins based upon allegations that he violated Michigan Securities Act by omitting to a…

Jonathan Douglas Freeze of Canonsburg Philadelphia a stockbroker formerly associated with Fortune Financial Services Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $175,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of bad promissory notes transactions effected through Freeze during the time that he was registered with Fortune Financial….

Kerry Dean Wills of Manhattan Beach California a stockbroker currently associated with First Western Securities Inc. 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 Wills borrowed from an elderly customer without authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Sean Joseph Kelly of Marietta Georgia a stockbroker currently registered with Center Street Securities Inc. is the subject of an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings initiated by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in which SEC is seeking sanctions against Kelly which potentially include a bar from the securities industry since the stockbroker was permanently enjoined from…

Jon Richard Pariser of Pacific Grove California a stockbroker formerly employed by Independent Financial Group LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,268,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable promissory notes transactions which caused the customer to incur investment losses. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Christopher Todd Wendel of Celina Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by SA Stone Wealth Management Inc. has been ordered to cease and desist from violating securities laws or regulations by Ohio Division of Securities supported by allegations that (1) the stockbroker offered or sold securities without having been registered as a stockbroker in the State…

Jorge A. Reyes (also known as Jorge Quiroz and as George Reyes) of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with CP Capital Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Extended Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that (1) Reyes made investment recommendations…

Joel Vincent Flaningan of Fort Wayne Indiana a stockbroker formerly employed by NYLife Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in the Superior Court of Indiana in which the customer requested $29,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) unfounded statements had been made by the stockbroker concerning…

Minish Joe Hede (also known as Minish Mohan Hede) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Paulson Investment Company LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed into unregistered and fraudulent securities…

Christopher Todd Wendel of Celina Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with SA Stone Wealth Management Inc. is referenced in a Cease and Desist Order issued by Ohio Division of Securities founded on allegations of Wendel having sold unregistered securities to residents in Ohio during a time that he was not licensed as a stockbroker. Case…

Gary Lyle Pevey of Sacramento California a stockbroker formerly registered with Mutual Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 29, 2019 where the customer requested $134,009.35 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the customer had been sold speculative and fraudulent investments which led the customer to experience…

Justine Zhou (also known as Jun Zhou) of Littleton Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with The Leaders Group Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Zhou engaged in private securities transactions which included the sale of private real estate fund membership…

Michael Richard Mackay of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $620,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that customers had been placed into inappropriate promissory notes which Mackay effected outside the auspices of the securities broker…

Robert Patrick Pachciarz of Naperville Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Pachciarz took part in undisclosed private securities transactions involving the sale of a $500,000.00…

Bradley Carl Mascho of Frederick Maryland a stockbroker formerly employed by Western International Securities Inc. and former Chief Financial Officer of DJB Holdings was sentenced on August 28, 2019 to thirty months in prison for (1) conspiracy to commit securities fraud in reference to his alleged solicitation and receipt of funds from investors for purchases…

Kevin Richard Graetz of Portland Oregon a stockbroker formerly registered with Paulson Investment Company has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that Graetz neglected to respond to FINRA’s information request potentially relating to his disclosures of customer initiated investment related disputes or his…

Bryan Joseph Clark of Atascadero California a stockbroker employed by Madison Avenue Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Clark failed to cooperate with FINRA personnel during an investigation into accusations of (1) Clark engaging in outside business activities that…

Roger Lee Owens of Elkton Maryland a stockbroker employed by Cetera Advisors LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Owens engaging in private securities transactions in which he sold Cetera customers promissory notes in Woodbridge Group of Companies…

Timothy John Beall of Eau Claire Michigan a stockbroker registered with National Planning Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $700,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) Beall executed the customer’s purchase of GrowCo Inc. away from National Planning Corporation without the securities broker dealer’s…

William August Glaser (also known as Bill August Glaser) of Saint Albans Missouri a stockbroker registered with National Planning Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $600,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) false or misleading statements had been made to the customer concerning promissory note…

Nicholas Harris Shermeta (also known as Nick Shermeta) of Minneapolis Minnesota a stockbroker formerly employed by Northland Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $409,949.79 in damages supported by allegations that (1) transactions had been effected by Shermeta in violation of Minnesota Securities Act…

Jonathan Douglas Freeze (also known as Jon Freeze) of Canonsburg Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Fortune Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $330,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Freeze solicited and obtained the customer’s funds for purposes of a direct investment in…

Linda Sue Zara of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Zara borrowed a customer’s funds in violation of the firm’s policies. Letter…

Michael Ross Highfill of Ridgeland Mississippi a stockbroker formerly employed by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on June 22, 2016 for $215,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) Highfill inappropriately steered the customer towards loaning Highfill funds in connection with an…

James F. Anderson of Dakota Dunes South Dakota a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameritas Investment Corp. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon Anderson’s consent to findings that he failed to cooperate with an investigation launched by FINRA in regard to allegations of Anderson…

Brian Carey Sak of Deerfield Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Sak failed to repay the customer funds that were due according to the terms of promissory notes executed by Sak and…

Michael Lester Carter of Henderson Nevada a stockbroker formerly employed by Foresters Equity Services Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that Carter sold away from the securities broker dealer by selling promissory notes to an investor. Letter of…

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…

Kirk James Bertsch of Spearfish South Dakota a broker formerly registered with Farmers Financial Solutions LLC has been disgorged of illicit commissions and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Bertsch sold away from his firm by engaging in a promissory note…

Thomas Edward Sova of Baton Rouge Louisiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Hornor Townsend Kent 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 based upon consenting to findings that Sova sold away from the firm by selling Woodbridge Group of…

Floyd Earl Powell of Albertville Alabama a stockbroker formerly employed by MML Investors Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Powell engaged in private securities transactions while associated with the firm. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Thomas Anthony Gallo of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Corinthian Partners LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he made misrepresentations concerning promissory notes that had been sold by…

Dexter Leroy Thomas of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by United Planners’ Financial Services of America A Limited Partner has been discharged from employment on August 2, 2018 supported by allegations that (1) Thomas maintained a number of private investments and loans with customers of United Planners’ Financial Services of America wherein those investments…

Jay R. Weiser of Collinsville Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by DesPain Financial Corporation has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Weiser failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of hm selling promissory notes and securities interests away from…

James Wayne Brink of Stockton California a prior broker of NYLife Securities LLC has been discharged by the firm on December 29, 2016 founded on accusations that (1) Brink engaged in outside business activities without having procured the firm’s permission and (2) Brink violated the firm’s policy by engaging in activities when Brink took possession…

Patrick McGrath III of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he borrowed funds from a customer without permission. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 201303723890…

Steven F. Coffey of Orrville Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by First American Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to testify in a FINRA investigation concerning his promissory notes sales. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Alexis Lertora of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by CP Capital Securities is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investigation in which FINRA recommended that enforcement action be brought against Lertora for defrauding investors and making unsuitable recommendations to customers pertaining to promissory notes investments. Wells Notice Examination No. 20160514937 (Apr….

Peter David Holler of Bristol Tennessee a stockbroker formerly employed by Securities Service Network has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he sold away from the firm. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Harold Lee Connell of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by CP Capital Securities is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Wells Notice where FINRA recommended that a disciplinary action be pursued against Connell alleging that he committed fraud and effected promissory notes and private placement transactions that were not suitable for…

Richard Hunt Crockett of New York New York is a former chief compliance officer of Osprey Partners LLC who has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to supervise Osprey stockbrokers’ private securities transactions. Letter of…

David Michael Pintaric of Youngstown Ohio is a stockbroker formerly employed by WRP Investments Inc. who is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on September 18, 2017 where the customer requested $828,583.00 in damages founded on accusations that inappropriate promissory notes transactions had been effected in the customer’s account. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Robert Douglas Armstrong of Boca Raton is a stockbroker currently associated with Dawson James Securities who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 16 2017 where the customer sought one hundred thousand dollars in damages founded on allegations that he made misleading and false assurances in regard to the…

Robert Douglas Armstrong of Boca Raton Florida is a stockbroker currently registered with Dawson James Securities Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint filed on January 16 2017 in which the customer requested one hundred thousand dollars in damages based upon allegations that misleading assurances and false representations were…

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