Grant Douglas Johnson of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Noble Capital Markets Inc., has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Johnson participated in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022076763001 (February 8, 2024)….

Hector Jesus Hernandez, of Shavano Park, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp, 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 potential failure to disclose an “outside business activity” while associated with Money Concepts Capital…

Jeffrey Wayne Davidson of Austin, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Equitable Advisors LLC, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for 21 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Davidson engaged in private securities transactions or selling away. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022073948401 (February 16,…

Estevao Dias Semedo of Brockton, Massachusetts, a stockbroker registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Semedo did not comply with an investigation into his potential outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2023078507801 (December 4, 2023). FINRA’s…

Daniel Abraham Santos a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Santos failed to respond to the regulator’s requests for information regarding his outside business activities. FINRA Case No. 20220739513011 (August 25, 2023). According to…

John Aloysius Dougherty of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Dougherty failed to provide information and documents requested in connection with FINRA’s investigation into his potential private securities transactions and outside business activities. Letter…

Lucas R. Hales of Austin, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Virtu Americas LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for 12 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Hales engaged in selling away or private securities transactions totaling $3,000,000.00 without notifying his firm. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Cladius Olaniran Tokunboh, of Lewisville, Texas, a stockbroker previously registered with TIAA-CREF Individual and Institutional Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Tokunboh failed to provide testimony when the regulator investigated his potential outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Alexandria Bovee (also known as Alexandria Montgomery), of Sumter, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity because Bovee refused to testify in an investigation into whether she violated federal securities laws or FINRA rules in…

Eric Vance Kubiak of Cheektowaga, New York, a stockbroker previously registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Kubiak refused to provide information and documents in an investigation concerning his potential outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

Jonathan Arthur Mayer (also known as Jonathan Mayer), of Westport, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Crito Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) because Mayer engaged in undisclosed outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020068717401 (January 5, 2024). According to…

Lincoln Lucas Mason, of Arnolds Park, Iowa, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 90 days by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity because Mason engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity and thereafter supposedly made false statements regarding it….

Louis Peter Goff, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he refused to cooperate in the regulator’s investigation into allegations of potential fraud. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Mitchell S. Morrison (also known as Mitch Morrison), of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Morrison engaged in private securities transactions or “selling away.” Letter of Acceptance,…

Rajen Duggal, of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 30 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member because Duggal engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2023078112801 (January 17, 2024). FINRA’s regulatory…

Sara Yasmin Qazi of Beverly Hills, California, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Qazi engaged in private securities transactions or “selling away” and violated communication standards with the public. Letter…

Todd Michael Lesk of Coral Springs, Florida, a stockbroker previously registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Lesk refused to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning his potential outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2023079873001…

Ruben Javier Frezzotti also known as R. Frezzotti, of Coral Gables, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., was discharged by the securities broker dealer on September 21, 2023, for failing to comply with policies of the securities broker dealer concerning “outside business activities.” Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that…

Scott Michael Bremus, of Dacula, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Bremus engaged in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021073072701 (October 6, 2023). According to the AWC,…

Gianluca De Berardinis, also known as Gianluca Deberardinis, of New York, New York, a stockbroker previously registered with Morgan Stanley, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on August 18, 2023. In this complaint, the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that De Berardinis engaged in selling away or…

Jason Kimber, of Logan, Utah, a stockbroker associated with J.W. Cole Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $15,000,000.00 in damages. The allegations center around Kimber’s involvement in alleged fraudulent activities that were conducted away from J.W. Cole…

Justin Thomas Maher, of New Haven, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Maher engaged in undisclosed outside business activities related to crypto assets, and participated in private securities…

Mario Divita of Flushing, New York, a stockbroker associated with Traderfield Securities Inc., has been fined $75,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity because Divita failed to adequately supervise registered representatives’ proposed outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Leslie Don Jackson (also known as Les Jackson), of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker associated with Momentum Independent Network Inc., has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Jackson engaged in unapproved private securities transactions during the time that he was associated with Momentum Independent Network…

Scott Dale Syde (also known as Scott Dale Syde), of Bloomington, Minnesota, a stockbroker registered with Independent Financial Group LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action that was settled for $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Syde, now deceased, managed a private investment account for the customer during the…

Jeffrey David Stanga of Mission Viejo, California, a stockbroker registered with FMN Capital Corporation, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for 12 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Stanga engaged in private securities transactions and engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Darien Euclid Bonney of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with MML Investors Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Bonney made misrepresentations of material fact and made unsuitable recommendations of promissory notes in Spyglass during the time that Bonney was…

Gregory Edward Collins (also known as Greg Collins), of East Greenbush, New York, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for six months by FINRA because Collins engaged in private securities transactions and outside business activities during the time that he was associated with LPL Financial. Letter of Acceptance,…

Jeremiah Roman of Coral Springs, Florida, a stockbroker registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Roman engaged in private securities transactions or selling away during the time that he was associated with PFS Investments…

Lynn Witherspoon Bryant (also known as Deborah Lynn Bryant), of Hurst, Texas, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Bryant failed to testify during the time that FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules during…

David Richard Geake, of Northbrook, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Geake engaged in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021072679901 (July 10, 2023). In September 2018, Ausdal Financial Partners disclosed…

Brad Michael Jacobson of Linwood, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Jacobson failed to provide information and documents to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of…

Darien Euclid Bonney of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with MML Investors Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Bonney made misrepresentations of material fact and made unsuitable recommendations of private securities, including Spyglass and MERCO during the time that…

Helen Grace Caldwell of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that she failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into her potential outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Jason Kemble Adams of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker registered with JP Morgan Securities 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 because Adams engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2023078823301 (June 20,…

Maurice Lawrence Naylon III of Buffalo, New York, a stockbroker registered with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 45 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Naylon engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021071098801…

Rogerio T. Almeida (also known as Rogerio De Almeida Filho), of Orange City, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Almeida engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Sevag Raffi Haddadian, of Brea, California, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Haddadian failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. Letter No. 2022073907601 (January 23, 2023). FINRA’s bar followed its Suspension Notice and Suspension…

Surage Kamal Roshan Perera, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp. is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by the United States Securities & Exchange Commission in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Perera based upon allegations that Perera committed fraud and misappropriated funds. SEC v. Surage Kamal Roshan…

William Walter Leboeuf (also known as Bill Le Boeuf), of Beavercreek, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with Cetera Adviser Networks LLC, has been suspended by the state of Ohio because Leboeuf engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity and engaged in private securities transactions. Order No. 22-007 (May 18, 2022). This is not the first time…

Joseph Michael Todd of Panama City, Florida, formerly associated with Centaurus Financial, Inc., partially settled charges that through Todd Financial Services, defrauded at least twenty of his brokerage customers of at least $3 million, most of whom were senior citizens, retirees, or individuals with disabilities. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph Michael Todd, et al.,…

Andrew Benjamin Edenbaum, of Aventura, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer & Co., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Edenbaum failed to comply with an arbitration award obtained against by Oppenheimer & Co.  FINRA Arbitration No. 20-00055 (June 21, 2022). However, only two…

Azmi P. Sharif of Elmhurst, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on December 20, 2022, based upon allegations that Sharif engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. The securities broker dealer stated that Sharif inadequately disclosed his business activities and had taken part in undisclosed…

Wray Rodgers of Memphis, Tennessee, a stockbroker registered with Vining Sparks IBG LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Rodgers failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2023078315401 (June 7,…

Jeffrey Max Cohen of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker registered with Moloney Securities Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Cohen failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Sean Pong (also known as Syany Pong), of Los Alamitos, California, a stockbroker registered with US Bancorp Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Pong failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Park Avenue Securities, a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York, New York, has been censured and fined $30,000.00 because it failed to supervise a representative who engaged in outside business activities and private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020066651002 (May 31, 2023). According to the AWC, between December of 2014…

Christopher John Carpenter (also known as Chris Carpenter), of Charlotte, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Carpenter failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of…

Kevin Cory of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with RF Lafferty Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Cory made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022073802901 (May 26, 2023). According to the AWC,…

Delio Eduardo Londono (also known as Del Londono), of La Crescenta, California, a stockbroker registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on December 14, 2021, in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Londono engaged in unauthorized trading, made misrepresentations of material…

Marcus Kovac Moon, of Miramar, Florida, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities LLC, has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a Complaint alleging that Moon made improper recommendations and engaged in securities business without the proper registration. SEC v. Marcus K. Moon, Complaint No. 0:23-cv-60715 (April 17, 2023). The Complaint filed by…

Clinton F. Byrd, of Tallahassee, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Cantella Co. Inc., has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on May 28, 2021, based upon allegations that Byrd failed to disclose certain outside business activities. On January 9, 2023, Byrd was suspended by FINRA for the undisclosed sale of promissory notes.  Department of…

Kevin Andrew Hobbs of Lake Worth, Florida, a stockbroker registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Hobbs provided inaccurate information to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Olivier Robert Gillier of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Tigress Financial Partners LLC, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that because Gillier engaged in private securities transactions during the time that…

Samuel Nicholas Heavrin of Denver, Colorado, a stockbroker registered with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Heavrin failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information in connection with its investigation of whether he engaged in unapproved outside business activities. Case…

Desiderio Eloy Torrez, of San Diego, California, a stockbroker registered with PFS Investments Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Torrez failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Archie Abel Blood Jr. (also known as Bud Blood), of Holland, Michigan, a stockbroker registered with Cambridge Investment Research Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Blood engaged in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

Jason Edward Seurer of Maple Plain, Minnesota, a stockbroker registered with Landolt Securities Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Seurer made unsuitable investment recommendations of GWG L-bonds when Seurer was associated with Landolt Securities Inc. Financial…

Hugh Ordway Barndollar III (also known as Hobby Barndollar), of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Crown Capital Securities L.P., has been fined $10,000.0 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Barndollar engaged in private securities transactions or selling away. Letter…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Marceliano Macias of Hollywood Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded upon findings that he engaged in undisclosed outside business activities during the time that he was associated with…

Lee Bryan Taylor of Skippack Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments (PKS) has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Taylor failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation concerning his possible private securities transactions while associated with Purshe Kaplan Sterling…

William Joseph Kielczewski (also known as Bill Kielczewski) of Toledo Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with The Huntington Investment Company has been fined $50,000.00 and suspended for 18 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on a FINRA National Adjudicatory Council Decision containing findings that Kielczewski engaged…

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…

John Matthew Izzo of Williamsville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Izzo engaged in outside business activities without permission and had falsified information in compliance…

Athanasios Tomaras (also known as Thanasi Tomaras) of Oldsmar Florida a stockbroker currently registered with RF Lafferty Co. Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 45 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Tomaras failed to identify outside business activities for RF Lafferty…

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…

Garrett Scott Neubart of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Neubart took part in outside business activities that were not disclosed or otherwise approved by…

Jorge Antonio Netto of Coral Gables Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Boreal Capital Securities LLC (formerly known as Mora WM Securities Inc.) has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with engaging in outside business activities that were not authorized and which involved a customer of the securities broker dealer…

Andes Capital Group LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in Chicago Illinois has been censured and fined $15,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that Andes Capital Group failed to supervise its stockbroker’s private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019064979901 (Aug. 25, 2021). According to the AWC, in…

David Richard Geake of Northbrook Illinois a stockbroker currently registered with American Trust Investment Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations that Geake breached a fiduciary duty and placed the customer into securities that were not suitable for them…

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…

Nancy Ann Munro Gaumer (also known as Nancy Ann Munrogaumer) of Media Pennsylvania a stockbroker registered with Signator Investors Inc. and BestVest Investments Ltd. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for 45 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Gaumer failed to report that…

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…

Paul Wescoe Smith of Wayne Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Bolton Global Capital is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $85,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of the customer’s assets being misappropriated in regard to a fraudulent enterprise known as Haverford Group. Financial Industry…

John Mark Ross of Missoula Montana a stockbroker formerly registered with US Bancorp Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $127,210.30 in damages on January 9, 2019 founded on allegations of unauthorized trading by Ross while he was associated with Wells Fargo Advisors. According to…

David James Williams of Rochester New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for 3.5 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Williams engaged in outside business activities while he was associated with Allstate Financial Services….

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…

Frank Vincent Sapareto of Derry New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly registered with Advisory Group Equity Services Ltd. has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers Default Decision containing findings that Sapareto engaged in an undisclosed outside business…

Adam S. Feierstein of Redondo Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodbury Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentations as it pertained to a variable annuity purchased by them when Feierstein was associated…

Craig Alan Sutherland of Columbus Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp was fined by Ohio Department of Insurance supported by findings that Sutherland failed to report that another regulator took disciplinary action against him. Case No. 30849 (Nov. 10, 2020). Sutherland has been sanctioned twice before. On July 17, 2017, he…

Dana Bruce Vietor of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with CFD Investments Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $108,667.00 in damages based upon allegations of fraud and a breach of contract between the customer and the securities broker dealer in regard to…

Jason C. LaBelle of Pittsfield Massachusetts 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 on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA when he was under investigation for violating the terms of a 2020 disciplinary action against…

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…

James Francis O’Reilly of Port Jefferson New York a stockbroker formerly registered with TOR Brokerage LLC and Eastgate Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he refused to testify about accusations of his possible outside business activities and private securities…

Perry De Leeuw (also known as Perry Lynn De Leeun and as Perry Lynn Deleeuw) of Duluth Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with PFS Investments Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $152,715.00 in damages based on accusations of the customer incurring damages after providing…

Adam Petersen Summers of Crown Point Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested compensatory damages founded on allegations that Summers made unsuitable recommendations for the customer’s account at ETrade. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Christian Murray Evans of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley 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 Evans did not get permission from Morgan Stanley regarding an outside business activity. Letter of Acceptance…

Clyde Warren Ford of Fresno California a stockbroker formerly registered with Kestra Investment Services LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer obtained a judgement of $410,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of fraud relating to their purchase of Panthera. Civil Action No. 19CECG03981 (Oct. 8, 2020)….

Lawrence Moskowitz of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in outside business activities while associated with NYLife Securities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

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…

Robert Lynn Mitchell of Frisco Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has been discharged from employment on February 3, 2021 supported by allegations of the stockbroker being involving in undisclosed outside business activities during the time that he was associated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Mitchell has been identified in four…

Scott S. Niekamp of Chesterfield Missouri a stockbroker currently registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC 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 he failed to disclose outside business activities to Northwestern Mutual and had entered…

Carlos Arturo Hurtado (also known as Carl Arthurs and as Carlos Arthurs) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC 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 into…

Nicholas Richard 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 based on findings that he did not provide any documents or information to FINRA when it investigated him for potentially selling away from…

Louis Paul Kreisberg of Brentwood Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Wavecrest Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he neglected to comply with requests that FINRA made of him during the period that he was under investigation for potential…

Abdul Matin Rahmani of Mineola New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with engaging in outside business activities when he was associated with Joseph Stone, and with failing to be cooperative with FINRA during the time that he was…

Gilbert W. Cox of Concord New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly registered with Citizens Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Cox hindered a FINRA investigation into accusations of his outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2020066700601…

John Edgar Simmons Jr. of Gulf Breeze 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 supported by findings that Simmons failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation which focused on whether he engaged in unapproved private securities transactions. Letter…

Jason Howell Poff of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial 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 based upon findings that Poff engaged in outside business activities that were neither disclosed to nor approved by LPL…

Sharon Melinda Kwan (also known as Sharon Chen, Sharon Quan, My Mon Quan and as Mei Man Quan) of Arcadia California a stockbroker currently registered with Royal Alliance Associates is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 5, 2020 where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon accusations of misrepresentation…

Alex Gerardo Herrera of Coral Gables Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that he failed to comply with an arbitration award or otherwise inform FINRA about his compliance.  FINRA Arbitration No. 20-00245  (Aug….

Chander Ketu Goel of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Goel failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated him for potentially engaging in outside business…

Michael Joseph Dellaporta Jr (also known as Mike Dellaporta) a stockbroker formerly registered with Fusion Analytics Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he refused to hand over documents and information to FINRA when it investigated whether he engaged in…

Masood Husain Azad (also known as Mike Azad) of League City Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations of negligence and breach of contract relating to investments in Direct…

Ronald Patrick Cameron of Fayetteville Arkansas a stockbroker registered with International Assets Advisory and LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five weeks from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

Frederick Joseph Rock (also known as Frederick Joseah Rock) a stockbroker formerly registered with Pruco Securities LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Rock engaged in private securities transactions involving customers of Pruco Securities. Letter…

Louis Maurice Olave of Burlington Vermont a stockbroker formerly registered with Questar Capital Corporation 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 he had been selling away. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2020065678101 (Apr. 7,…

Gregory Walter McCloskey (also known as Gregory Walter Meier) of Newport Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officer’s Order that contains findings of McCloskey engaging in private securities…

David Brian Zuber (also known as David Brown Zuber) of LaVista Nebraska a stockbroker formerly registered with Securities America Inc. 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 concerning private securities transactions and outside business…

Joia Evans (also known as Joia Leanne Thomas and as Joia Leanne Webb) of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with TIAA-CREF Individual and Institutional Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she refused to participate in a FINRA investigation…

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…

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 founded on findings that Martirosian failed to cooperate with FINRA when he was investigated for effecting unsuitable and excessive trades in customer…

Gordon Leonard Bryan of Terre Haute Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two 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 involving customers of the securities…

Candice Elaine Montie (also known as Candice Elaine Siekierski) of Fenton Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with Moloney Securities Co. 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 founded on findings that Montie engaged in private securities transactions during the…

Sumitro Pal of Bethesda Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in a Maryland District Court where the customer sought $75,000.00 in damages founded on allegations relating to Pal’s private securities transactions while registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Civil Action No….

Albert Lewis DeGaetano of Independence Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Cabot Lodge Securities LLC has been discharged on November 15, 2019 based upon allegations of him violating the firm’s directives as it related to private securities transactions. Cabot Lodge Securities also alleged that DeGaetano’s correspondence with the public violated firm policy. This is not…

Frank Vincent Sapareto of Westport Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with Advisory Group Equity Services Ltd. is referenced in a Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which the regulator determined that Sapareto should face disciplinary action for allegedly failing to be truthful during an investigation into his outside business activities. FINRA Investigation No. 20180603797…

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…

Tonya Nicole Smoake of Franklin Lakes New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she engaged in private securities transactions during the period that she was…

Rhett Douglas Bedwell of Rogers 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 founded on findings that he failed to comply with the regulator when he was being investigated for using forged documentation to transition a customer’s assets…

Richard Scott Shelley (also known as Richard Scott Shelly) a stockbroker formerly registered with Packerland Brokerage Services Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one month from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in private securities transactions during the time that he…

Ryan Owen Tarjanyi of Kettering Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Bankers Life Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he did not provide information to FINRA during the period that he was investigated for forgery and for falsifying documents relating…

Mayur T. Dalal of New Hyde Park New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Kestra Investment Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he neglected to provide recorded testimony to the regulator while under investigation for potentially engaging in private securities…

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…

Jeffrey David Stanga of Mission Viejo California a stockbroker currently registered with FMN Capital Corporation has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he failed to make known to FMN Capital Corporation that he engaged in outside…

Bradley Allen Goodbred of Roselle Illinois 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 neglected to comply with a FINRA investigation into accusations of his outside business activities during the time that he was…

James Blake Daughtry of Dothan Alabama a stockbroker formerly registered with Kestra Investment Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought $231,752.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been steered by Daughtry towards establishing investment accounts with an investment adviser who Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)…

Stewart Irwin Schram of Northbrook Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Kingsbury Capital Inc. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Schram engaged in outside business activities and private securities transactions during the time that he…

Scott Wayne Reed of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Reed taking part in $3,500,000.00 worth of private securities transactions during the time that he was associated with Wells…

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…

Tyler Dean Delahunt of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to provide documents and information to FINRA when it investigated him for outside business activities and private securities transactions. Letter…

Jasmit Singh of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities 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 supported by findings that he engaged in outside business activities and private securities transactions without disclosing this…

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…

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Guiliano Law Group, P.C. has filed a Statement of Claim against Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC on behalf of investors before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA seeking damages for fraud, the breach of fiduciary duty, the failure to supervise, negligence and in violation of the federal securities laws and…

Jonathan H. Dudley of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Dudley failed to comply with FINRA while he was under investigation for potentially misusing a customer’s funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Robert Leslie Mandau (also known as Bob Leslie Mandau) of Willoughby Hills Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Thrivent Investment Management 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 Mandau engaged in outside business activities without…

Lance Roman Armstrong of Columbia New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services has been issued an Order by New Jersey Bureau of Securities on September 17, 2020 in which Armstrong’s stockbroker registration in New Jersey has been revoked founded on allegations that he neglected to obtain authorization from Raymond James to…

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…

Jason Howell Poff of Houston Texas a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of LPL Financial LLC has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with engaging in outside business activities that were not approved by the securities broker dealer. Department of Enforcement v. Jason Howell Poff Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2018058501502…

Rawad Roy Alame (also known as Roy Rawad Alame) of Raleigh North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Alame selling away when he…

Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Advisors LLC and Cetera Financial Specialists LLC have been censured and collectively fined $1,000,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings of the securities firms’ failure to supervise their stockbrokers’ private securities transactions and failure to preserve records relating to those outside transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Michael Anthony Tavel of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $20,000.00 and suspended for 18 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Tavel selling away from LPL Financial and making unsuitable investment recommendations while registered with the…

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…

Andre Pierre Senegal of Tinley Park Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 11, 2020 where the customer requested $15,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer did not receive any information relating to money that they provided to…

Brian Radoo of North Woodmere New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Next Financial Group has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Radoo failed to comply with FINRA when he was under investigation for possibly engaging in outside business activities. Letter of…

John William Hoekman of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in compensatory or punitive damages based upon accusations of unsuitable over-the-counter equities being recommended for the customer’s investment…

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,…

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…

Raymond Alexander Thomas of Network 1 Financial Securities has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Decision and Order of Offer of Settlement containing findings that Thomas engaged in undisclosed outside business activities while registered with Network 1 Financial Securities. Department of Enforcement v….

Norman Stanley Batansky of Jupiter Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for one month from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Batansky engaged in private securities transactions and concealed his securities-related correspondence. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Lewis Nelson Lester Senior (also known as Lew Lester) of Bridgewater New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Olden Lane Securities LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Lester had been selling away from Olden…

David Allen Walters (also known as Dave Walters) of Laguna Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with Advisory Group Equity Services (AGES) has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Walters engaged in private securities transactions while…

Robert Joseph Kerrigan Senior of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by First Financial Equity Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $40,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had been breached and that First Financial Equity Corporation…

John Albert Westbrook (also known as Al Westbrook) of McDonough Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Center Street Securities 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 on findings that he engaged in unauthorized private securities transactions while registered…

Gordon Tong Quan of Pasadena California a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors Networks LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that investment recommendations made to the Cetera Advisor Networks customer by Quan had failed to be suitable and had…

David Todd Phillips (also known as Todd Phillips) of Gilbert Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Moloney Securities Co. and ProEquities Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he engaged in private securities transactions involving…

Matthew Thomas Jennings of Johnston Iowa a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones 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 a FINRA investigation into allegations of him offering investments to customers outside the auspices of Edward Jones….

Adam S. Feierstein of Redondo Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with ProEquities Inc. has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on October 28, 2020 founded on allegations that Feierstein engaged in unauthorized private security transactions and had concealed his communications about securities business from ProEquities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure also…

James Ortega of Pompano Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services 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 Ortega engaged in outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019061168602 (Oct. 5, 2020). According…

Neemit Mukesh Shah of Glen Allen Virginia a stockbroker formerly employed by NYLife 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 founded on findings that Shah engaged in private securities transactions during the period that he was associated with…

Stephen Leroy Whittaker of Surprise Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with First Financial Equity Corporation 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 he engaged in outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019062207301…

Dwight Lee Dykstra of Maitland Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Vision Brokerage Services LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Dykstra sold away from Vision Brokerage Services. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Ken Alan Balser of Colorado Springs Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $35,695.00 in damages based upon accusations of Balser breaching a fiduciary duty do the customer and having defrauded the customer while employed by Cetera Advisors…

Lonna Rae Dehn Ristvedt (also known as Lonna R. Dehn and as Lonna Rae Spitzer) of Fargo North Dakota a stockbroker formerly registered with National Planning Corporation has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Ristvedt engaged…

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…

Pratul Victor Agnihotri (also known as Pratol Victor Agnihotri) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp. and Spartan Capital Securities LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for twelve months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Agnihotri engaged in…

Troy Robert Baily of Omaha Nebraska a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Baily took part in private sales of Future Income Payments (FIP) while registered with SagePoint Financial….

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….

Joseph Hersey Pratt (also known as Joseph Butcher and as J.H. Pratt) of Conshohocken Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly employed by Stifel Nicolaus is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $232,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations of the violation of Section 517 of the Florida Securities and Investor…

Clifton Hideki Roberts (also known as Cliff H. Roberts and as Clifton Sato Roberts) of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Roberts engaged in undisclosed outside business activities while associated with…

Abdul Matin Rahmani (also known as Abdul Rahmani) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with SW Financial is the subject of an August 5, 2020 FINRA investigation in which he may face a disciplinary action from FINRA Department of Enforcement based upon accusations of him engaging in undisclosed outside business activities and failing…

Charles Don Burchard (also known as Chuck Burchard) of Conroe Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Burchard failed to comply with FINRA personnel who were investigating accusations of his potential undisclosed…

Jose A. Yniguez (also known as Jose S. Yniguez) of Oxnard California a stockbroker formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for 14 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Yniguez engaged in undisclosed private securities transactions and outside…

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…

Jesse Todd Kovacs of Forked River New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by ON Equity Sales Company has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Kovacs took part in private securities transactions without permission from ONESCO. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Rani Soto of Newark New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Prudential Investment Management Services has been charged by Financial industry Regulatory Authority Department of Enforcement with engaging in outside business activities that were not disclosed to the securities broker dealer and for failing to timely cooperate with FINRA during the course of its investigation…

James Michael Rapisarda of Scottsdale Arizona 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 on findings that Rapisarda engaged in prohibited securities transactions during the period in which he was associated with LPL Financial. Letter…

Roger Lee Owens of Elkton Maryland a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that a fiduciary duty which had been owed to the customer by the stockbroker was violated and that the customer had…

Peter Vincent Ianace of Plano Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of him engaging in undisclosed outside business activities during…

John Rosas Jaramillo of Westlake Village California a stockbroker formerly employed by Western International Securities Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Jaramillo engaged in private securities transactions involving the sale of securities in Woodbridge…

Minish Joe Hede of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Paulson Investment Company is named in a Complaint brought by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) who alleges that Hede was selling away from his securities broker dealer employer and had sold promissory notes as an unregistered broker. United States Securities and Exchange Commission…

Chams Khwaja (also known as Sean Khwaja) of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management 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 Khwaja declined to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into allegations of his…

Omar Waleed Hammad-Randolph of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Hammad-Randolph borrowed from a customer of the securities broker dealer without…

Christopher A. Reid of Marlton New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Reid engaged in private securities transactions while registered with Morgan Stanley. Letter of Acceptance Waiver…

Kevin Donald Wanner of Bismarck North Dakota a stockbroker formerly employed by Questar Capital Corporation has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment advisor representative or otherwise associating with a securities broker dealer or investment advisor representative according to an Order pertaining to findings of Wanner defrauding investors….