Max Joseph Birkinbine of North Oaks, Minnesota, a stockbroker registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $120,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Birkinbine violated Minnesota Uniform Securities Act and breached his fiduciary duties…

Spencer Marc Miller, of Westlake Village, California, a stockbroker registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on December 14, 2023, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Miller made recommendations that were not in the customer’s best interest in…

Michael Young Hamilton of Fort Myers, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Hamilton based upon allegations that Hamilton recommended corporate bonds that were not in his customers’ best interest….

Randall Earl McGill, of Homer Glen, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that McGill breached his fiduciary duties, made unsuitable recommendations, violated Securities Exchange…

Murray Securities Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in Tyler, Texas, has been censured and fined $35,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) because of non-compliance with regulations intended to protect investors. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021069350301 (April 8, 2024). The securities broker dealer was also ordered to undertake corrective measures by…

Christopher Mack Watkins of Farmington, Utah, the President of Watkins Financial Services Inc. (WFS), has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Watkins charged unfair commissions to customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent, No. 2021069366201 (March 28, 2024). According…

James Brett Stuart of Castle Rock, Colorado, a stockbroker previously registered with Richfield Orion International Inc., was barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to create and implement a supervisory system designed to comply with securities laws and FINRA rules; he failed to supervise stockbrokers’…

James Brett Stuart, of Castle Rock, Colorado, a stockbroker and securities principal registered with Richfield Orion International Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Stuart based upon allegations that Stuart failed to supervise certain representatives to ensure suitability…

Troy Allen Orlando of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, has been fined and suspended for 20 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Orlando engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

John Kevin Egan of Glendora, California, a stockbroker registered with Western International Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $60,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Egan engaged in violations of federal securities laws, made unsuitable recommendations, and made misrepresentations and omissions of…

David Wayne Karin, of Westlake Village, California, a stockbroker registered with Western International Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,220,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Karin made misrepresentations of material fact and made unsuitable recommendations in GWG Class L corporate…

Robert James Rumley III, of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley  is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Rumley did not manage the customer’s accounts in her best interests during the time that Rumley was…

Joseph Patrick Katzaroff, of Irvine, California, a stockbroker registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on June 1, 2023, in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Katzaroff made unsuitable recommendations. The complaint alleges that Katzaroff failed to consider the trustee’s…