Sean Daniel McDevitt of Chappaqua, New York, a stockbroker registered with Campfire Capital, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that McDevitt solicited an outside investment arrangement in which funds were potentially misappropriated. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale, AZ, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been fined $50,000.00 and barred as a stockbroker by the state of Arizona because Reed failed to make regulatory disclosures and he engaged in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. S-21132A-20-0370 (March 24, 2022). Reed…

Daniel Pita of Southwest Ranches, FL, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member because Pita failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Department of Enforcement v. Daniel Pita, Default Decision, Disciplinary Proceeding No….

Gary Lyle Pevey of Sacramento, CA, a stockbroker registered with Mutual Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $26,206.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pevey committed fraud in connection with the sale of real estate securities during the time that Pevey was…

Fredrick Martin Randhahn (also known as Fred Randhahn and Frederick Martin Randhahn), of Ogden, Utah, a stockbroker registered with Sigma Financial Corporation, has been barred as a stockbroker by Utah Division of Securities based upon allegations that Randhahn violated state securities laws. In the Matter of Fred M. Randhahn, Notice of Agency Action, Docket No….

Joel Darren Plasco of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Dalmore Group LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Plasco engaged in private securities transactions or selling away. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020068211001…

Chad Mitchell Koehn of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker registered with SA Stone Wealth Management Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Koehn engaged in private securities transactions or selling away. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Keith Todd Ashley of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a stockbroker registered with Parkland Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Ashley failed to provide information and documents to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Department of Enforcement v….

Hans Patrick Kulicke Eveillard of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Alight Financial Solutions LLC and Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Eveillard failed to testify during the time that FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules….

Brent Jason Greninger, of Weston, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $150,000.00 in compensatory damages based upon allegations that Greninger made unsuitable recommendations of “private investments” when Greninger was associated with…

Troy Robert Baily of Omaha, Nebraska, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on March 3, 2021 for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Baily engaged in fraud in connection with the recommendation and sale of Future Income Payments LLC…

Bradley Allen Goodbred of Roselle, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $1,225,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Goodbred caused her to execute a document appointing representative as her power of…

John C. Howley (also known as Jack C. Howley) of Rumson, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Park Avenue Securities has been fined $85,000.00 by New Jersey Bureau of Securities based upon allegations that Howley recommended unregistered securities. (Dec. 29, 2021).   According to the Revocation Order: From at least 2016 through 2018 (“Relevant Period”),…

Cynthia Komarek (also known as Cynthia Ann Brown), of Barrington, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Komarek failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated Komarek’s referral of customers to an unapproved investment…

Nickolay V. Kukekov of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for thirty days based upon allegations that Kukekov engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2021071205501…

Suresh V. Kumar of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with T3 Trading Group LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Kumar engaged in private securities transactions. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) Case No. 2020066434701 (May 23, 2022). According to the Order, during the time…

Robert A. Lax of Paramus, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Park Avenue Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Lax failed to provide information and documents to FINRA in connection with the investigation of Lax’s outside business activities. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No….

Benjamin Benoit Lowder Jr. (also known as Ben Lowder), of Charlotte, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with MSI Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action that was settled for $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Lowder engaged in selling away and fraud in connection with the sale…

Louis Maurice Olave of Burlington, Vermont, a stockbroker registered with Questar Capital Corporation has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months by Vermont Department of Financial Regulation based upon allegations that Olave engaged in private securities transactions or “selling away.” Case No. 21-007-S (Apr. 30, 2021). This is not the first time that Olave has been…

Nathan Marek Plumb of Madison, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for four months based upon allegations that Plumb engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. Case No. 2020068210301 (Sept. 30, 2022). According…

Chris S. Stocks of Paradise Valley, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley DW Inc., has been discharged as a stockbroker on November 11, 2021, based upon allegations that Stocks engaged in outside activities pertaining to a hotel investment involving customers of the securities broker dealer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure shows that…

Daniel Pita of Southwest Ranches, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC, is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Pita based upon allegations that Pita failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. FINRA Case No. 2021071965401 (Aug. 18,…

Scott S. Niekamp of Chesterfield, Missouri, a stockbroker currently registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $5,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Niekamp misled the customer, made false representations, failed to disclose important information about investments,…

Dominic John Scalzi of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Deutsche Bank Securities, has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information about his outside business activities. FINRA Case No….

David Martin Martirosian of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Martirosian failed to cooperate with FINRA in an investigation relating to excessive and unsuitable trading and selling away while registered with…

Ronald Coy Bailey (also known as Buddy Bailey) of Anchorage, Alaska, a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member because Bailey engaged in private securities transactions and outside business activities.  AWC No. 2020068006501. (Sept. 9. 2022)….

Michael G. Ferrera of Beverly Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial Inc., has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Ferrera engaged in an outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019063639201 (Sept. 1, 2022)….

Corrie Ann Mitchell (also known as Corrie Ann Box) of San Antonio, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research, has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Mitchell failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2022075235602 (Aug. 17,…

Nicholas Richard Palumbo (also known as Nick Palumbo) of Armonk, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Park Avenue Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into his alleged selling away activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Daniel T. Minich of Bradford, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Minich engaged in private securities transactions or “selling away.” Order Accepting Offer of Settlement No. 2020066999801 (June 6,…

Annetta Marie Box (also known as Annetta Marie Taylor) of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc. has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Box failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2022075235601 (Aug. 11,…

Francis Joseph Velten Jr. of New Port Richey, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Case No. 2020066032801 (July 19, 2022). According to the Default Decision, Velten…

Richard Aloysius Hogan of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, has been fines and suspended by FINRA for the unapproved sale or referral of a customer to a hedge fund.  Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019064715701. According to the AWC, from October 2017 to August…

Gregory Scott Hanshew (also known as Greg Scott Hanshew) of Littleton, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Infinity Financial Services, has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Hanshew failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation. Default Decision No. 2021071060902 (Aug. 22, 2022). According to the Default…

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

Michael Burton Ohlemacher of Maumee, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with WS Brokerage Services Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Ohlemacher engaged in outside business activities during the time that he was associated with WS Brokerage Services….

Gerald Roger Dewes of East Amherst, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cadaret Grant Co. Inc., was referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $58,000.00 in damages on September 3, 2021, based upon allegations that Dewes breached a fiduciary duty and defrauded the customer in connection with Dewes’ recommendations…

Timothy Charles Williams of Tucson, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for allegedly failing to comply with a FINRA inquiry. Case No. 2020067985001 (November 15, 2021). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, FINRA sought information from Williams in…

Daniel L. Bicket (also known as Dan Bicket) of Reinbeck, Iowa, a stockbroker formerly registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he refused to cooperate with FINRA investigators regarding his indexed annuity sales and outside business activities. Letter of…

Patrick Reid Murray of Sandusky, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one month from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he engaged in outside business activities while registered with UBS Financial Services. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

Jeremy W. Fortner of Beverly Hills, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Fortner failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2021072176101 (March 3, 2022). FINRA Public Disclosure shows that on December…

Brian F. Donnelly of Iselin, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., has been suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Donnelly engaged in private securities transactions when he was associated with First Allied Securities. Letter of…

John Albert Westbrook of McDonough, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Center Street Securities, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $80,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of negligence and unsuitable transactions relating to Future Income Payments LLC while Westbrook was associated with Center Street Securities….

Sanjay Bhargava of Independence, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Bhargava took part in private securities transactions during the time that he was employed by Securities…

Bennett Robert Zamani of Paramus, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been fined $27,500.00 and suspended for 14 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Zamani engaged in outside business activities and had provided prospective investors with unbalanced and unfair…

Brian Radoo of North Woodmere, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Next Financial Group Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $76,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was provided bad advice by Radoo regarding purchases of non-traded real estate investment…

Jesus Jose Alvidrez of Brea, California, 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 Alvidrez failed to comply with a FINRA investigation concerning alleged outside business activities while registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors. Letter…

Edgar A. Kleydman of Brooklyn, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC (formerly known as AXA), is named in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer received an award of $10,325.32 in damages supported by findings of Kleydman’s sales practice violations. The Statement of Claim alleges negligence,…

Edric Michael McSween of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with the regulator while under investigation for potentially engaging in unauthorized outside business activities and unauthorized…

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 which was settled for $8,500.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading and private securities transactions by Levine while he was employed by Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry…

Bruce Cameron Amman of Golden, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial 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 Amman engaged in private securities transactions during the time that he was employed by LPL Financial. Letter of…

Doan Cong Nguyen of Vancouver, British Columbia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James (USA) Ltd., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he did not comply with FINRA while under investigation for an undisclosed outside business activity while registered with Raymond…

Jonathan Adam Stuffer (also known as Jon Stuffer) of Staten Island, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA during the time that it investigated his…

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…

Jonathan Michael Turner of Hershey, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Turner’s participation in private securities transactions when he was registered with Ameriprise Financial Services. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Stephen Spencer Gladstone of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Liberty Associates Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity, supported by findings that Gladstone failed to cooperate with FINRA when he was under investigation for a private securities transaction. Letter of Acceptance,…

David Robert McDonnell (also known as Dave McDonnell) of Laguna Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with TCFG Wealth Management LLC, 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 FINRA’s investigation centered on allegations of McDonnell’s potential private…

Michael Joseph Giannetti of McKinney, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he did not comply with the request FINRA made during its investigation into his potential outside business activities while registered…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 15, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon accusations of the customer being recommended unapproved outside investments by Reed when he was associated with Wells Fargo…

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…

Donovan Thomas Kelly of Billings, Montana, a stockbroker currently registered with Independent Financial Group, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Kelly engaged in private securities transactions when he was registered with Independent Financial Group. Letter…

Paul Ronald Koch of Wayzata, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA while he was under investigation for allegedly making unsuitable investment recommendations and diverting funds…

Andrew Benjamin Edenbaum of Aventura Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Edenbaum participated in private securities transactions while he was registered with National Securities Corporation. Letter…

Michael Walter Mandel of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in private securities transactions while he was associated with Royal…

Carl Wade Thomason, of Overland Park, Kansas, a stockbroker formerly registered with OFG Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of his outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Robert Jonathan Spencer, of Cheektowaga, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with a FINRA investigation regarding allegations of his private securities transactions when he was employed…

Tarek Mohsen Mohamed, of Clearwater, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Bankers Life Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on FINRA Office of Hearing Officers’ Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that Mohamed failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation relating to…

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…

Francis Cid (also known as Frank Cid), of Little Neck, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with CBC Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of Cid’s private securities transactions when…

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…

Nicholas Richard Palumbo (also known as Nick Palumbo), of Armonk, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Park Avenue Securities LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $220,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of omissions and misrepresentations by Palumbo relating to a variable annuity that…

Christopher T. Joseph, of Toledo, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Royal Alliance Associates 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 founded on findings that he engaged in private securities transactions and outside business activities when he was employed…

Sean Donovan Casterline (also known as Sean Donavan Casterline), of Maitland, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Delta Securities Company, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in unauthorized private securities transactions while he was employed by…

Tarek Mohsen Mohamed, of Clearwater, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Bankers Life Securities Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority with failing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of Mohamed’s involvement in an undisclosed outside business activity while registered with Bankers Life Securities. Department of Enforcement v. Tarek Mohsen Mohamed…

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…

Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Inc., a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York, New York, has been censured and fined $1,200,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), founded on findings that it failed to comply with FINRA during two misconduct investigations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018058015702 (December 20, 2021). According to…

Johan Manuel Pereira, of Beverly, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities relating to Bitcoin. Letter of Acceptance,…

Gaetano Salvatore Ciambriello, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Ciambriello failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation regarding allegations that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities…

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…

Kevin John Kane, of York, PA, a stockbroker formerly registered with Waddell Reed, was discharged on February 23, 2021, based upon accusations of Kane violating Waddell Reed’s policies by engaging in undisclosed outside business activities and unauthorized communications to investors. Kane has been identified in four customer initiated investment related disputes concerning allegations of his…

Rodney Deleths Washington (also known as RD Washington), of New Albany, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning accusations of his outside business…

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…

Larry Allen Bowman (also known as Larry Bowman), of Malvern, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Heritage Financial Systems Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities when he was employed by…

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…

Caroline Mohan (also known as Caroline Reyes), of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of her private securities transactions…

Murray Todd Petersen (also known as Todd Petersen), of Roseville, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with SCF Securities Inc. and WFG Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in outside business activities and private securities transactions. Letter of…

Tyrone Maurice Smiles, of Newark, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Prudential Investment Management Services LLC (PIMS), has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in outside business activities while registered with Prudential Investment Management Services and provided misleading and…

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 Lee Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to comply with the regulator during the time that he was under investigation for engaging in outside business activities…

Michael Earl Reither, of Saint Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc., has been fined $10,000.00 and barred by the State of Missouri from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser representative according to an Order containing findings that Reither borrowed from a customer without authorization from First Allied Securities and…

Brian Stanley Pearce of Winter Haven Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with FSC Securities Corporation has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Pearce engaged in private securities transactions without getting approval from FSC Securities Corporation. Letter…

Judith Ann Bufis (also known as Judith Ann Burmistrenko) of East Brunswick New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Invest Financial Corporation and Kovack Securities Inc., was issued an Order by New Jersey Bureau Securities revoking her registration as a stockbroker. In the Matter of Judith Bufis Summary Revocation Order (August 25, 2020). New Jersey…

Abdul Matin Rahmani of Mineola New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon a FINRA Office of Hearing Officer’s Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that Rahmani engaged in outside business activities which…

Glenn Edward Brandon Jr. of Birmingham Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with BBT Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply with an investigation concerning allegations of his outside business activities in violation of FINRA rules. Letter…

Arthur Stewart Hoffman (also known as Art Hoffman) of Glendale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $358,183.00 in damages founded upon accusations of them being placed into Zima Digital Assets because of Hoffman’s unsuitable investment…

Murray Todd Petersen (also known as Todd Petersen) of Roseville California a stockbroker formerly registered with SCF Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $77,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud as it pertained to an outside…

William A. Fochi Jr. (also known as Bill Fochi Jr.) of Glastonbury Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC 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 on findings that he engaged in outside business activities…

Edgar A. Kleydman of Brooklyn New York a stockbroker formerly registered with AXA Advisors LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he did not cooperate with FINRA during its investigation into his alleged private securities transactions while registered with AXA Advisors….

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