Chad Edward Allen of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Allen committed fraud, engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading, made unsuitable recommendations, and failed to…

Brian Robert Roth of Morristown, NJ, a stockbroker registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Roth made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact and failed to supervise certain registered representatives in connection…

Sean T. Sullivan of Melville, NY, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on October 21, 2022, in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Sullivan made unsuitable investment recommendations when Sullivan was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. FINRA Public Disclosure shows…

Albert Foronda of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Foronda breached his fiduciary duties, breached a contract, and was negligent in connection with the recommendation and…

Regan Allen Rohl, of Fargo, ND, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $2,025,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Rohl engaged in unauthorized trading and made unsuitable recommendations of Master Limited Partnerships “MLPs” during…

Tim Russell Gerds (also known as Tim Gerds), of Hubertus, WI, a stockbroker registered with J.W. Cole Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on August 16, 2021, for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gerds engaged in unauthorized trading and charged excessive fees in connection…

Bernard F. Jasmin (also known as Berny Francis and Berny Jazz), of New York, NY, a stockbroker registered with Empire Asset Management Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $4,800,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Jasmin committed fraud, churned the customer’s accounts,…

Christopher John Shaw (also known as Chris Shaw), of Belmont, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with Pruco Securities LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Shaw engaged in unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020067955001 (November 7, 2022)….

M. B. Schreiber (also known as Mickey Schreiber), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., 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 Schreiber engaged in unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Mason Wayne Gann of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on June 4, 2020, for $4,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gann made unsuitable recommendations of stocks when Gann was associated with Berthel Fisher Company…

Edward Joseph Rudiger Jr., of New York, New York, a the Chief Executive Officer of Reid Rudiger LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on August 8, 2022, in which the customer requested damages based upon allegations that Rudiger charged excessive commissions and engaged in the unauthorized trading of over-the-counter…

Bradley S. Lay (also known as Brad Lay), of Franklin, Tennessee, a stockbroker registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., is the subject of an investigation initiated by Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance on March 29, 2022, into allegations that Lay failed to disclose a prior regulatory enforcement action. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public…

James J. Mariani of Mineola, New York, a stockbroker registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mariani made unsuitable recommendations, engaged in excessive and unauthorized trading, breached his fiduciary duties, was negligent, and…

Richard Clarence DeYoung Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, was the subject of a customer-investment related complaint filed on March 12, 2020, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that DeYoung engaged in unauthorized trading in the customer’s Wells Fargo account. This is not the…

James Baroutas of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with B. Riley Wealth Management, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Baroutas engaged in unauthorized trading and other misconduct in connection with…

Frederick Lanfear Browne of Radnor, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC has been discharged by the securities broker dealer based upon allegations that Browne engaged in authorized trading by effecting trades in customer accounts without their prior authorization. This is not the first time that Browne has been terminated by a securities…

Wynston Hill Capital LLC was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $476,676.85 in damages. The Statement of Claim alleges unsuitable recommendations, the overconcentration of the customer’s account, unauthorized trading, fraud, and failure to supervise in connection with the sale…

Miche D. Jean of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for two months based upon allegations that Jean engaged in unauthorized trading in his customer accounts. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2020068648601 (Sept. 26, 2022)….

John Michael Lopinto of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity for nine months based upon allegations that Lopinto engaged in the excessive and unauthorized trading of his customer accounts.  FINRA…

Praxedes Russi of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $15,974.00 in damages based upon allegations that Russi churned the customer’s account, charged the customer excessive commissions, made unauthorized…

Nicholas James Schiano of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $350,343.10 in damages based upon allegations that Schiano churned the customer’s account, made unsuitable investment recommendations, breached…

Michael Brandon Stalcup, of Little Rock, Arkansas, an investment advisor representative with Magann Capital Corp, is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Arkansas Securities Department in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Stalcup based upon allegations that Stalcup made unsuitable recommendations of inverse or leveraged ETFs. (Feb. 11, 2022). Financial Industry Regulatory…

Joseph Paul Todaro, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker registered with SW Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $194,599.73 in damages based upon allegations that Todaro engaged in excessive trading,  charged the customer excessive commissions, and engaged in…

Ronald Robert Walchack (also known as Ron Walchack), of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Walchack failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Case No. 2021072021501 (Sept….

Eugene Arthur McAdams of Center Moriches, 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 McAdams failed to comply with a FINRA investigation relating to his investment recommendations during the time that he was associated with…

Brent Devon Hablutzel of Greenwood Village, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Rockefeller Financial LLC, has been discharged as a stockbroker on July 5, 2022, based upon allegations that Hablutzel made transactions without authorization and had failed to be forthcoming when he was internally investigated by the securities broker dealer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Edward Lawrence Turley (also known as Ed Turley) of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $55,615,696.00 in damages based upon allegations that Turley effected unauthorized and unsuitable transactions and made misrepresentations…

Thomas Caine Shultz of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Shultz failed to perform due diligence and made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of direct…

Stephen Patrick Tosha of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on February 25, 2022, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Tosha engaged in unauthorized trading in connection with the sale of foreign securities…

Robert Charles Mehlin of Fairfield, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Mehlin engaged in unauthorized trading and used unauthorized communications devices to correspond with customers. Letter…

Darryl Matthew Cohen of Westlake Village, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he did not comply with an investigation into his use of customer funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2020066797301 (February 16, 2022)….

John Charles Barnes of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC, 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 of Barnes’ unauthorized trading in customer accounts during the time that he was associated with RBC Capital…

Conrad Kenneth Branson of Mill Valley, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, 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 of Branson’s unauthorized trading in customer accounts during the time that he was associated…

James William Dunn Jr., of Vienna, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., is done, and has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon the refusal to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of his unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Andrew David Schell of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with D.A. Davidson Co., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on June 22, 2022, for $36,801.00 in damages based upon accusations that Schell made unauthorized options transactions when Schell was associated with D.A. Davidson Co. FINRA Public…

Ahmad Mohamed Maklouf (also known as Ed Maklouf) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Management LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $350,343.10 in damages based upon allegations that Maklouf churned accounts, breached a fiduciary duty, made unsuitable and…

Patrick Allen English of Phoenix, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Comerica Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that English refused to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022075677601 (August…

John Dennis Lowry of New York, New York, the owner of Spartan Capital Securities LLC, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages because Lowry allegedly breached a fiduciary duty and had recommended unsuitable investments while he was registered with Spartan Capital Securities. Financial…

David Gene Menashe of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Allied Millennial Partners LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he refused to comply with FINRA when he was under investigation for excessive and unsuitable trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Adam Ray Melville of Sherman Oaks, California, a stockbroker currently registered with Hilltop Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 13, 2020, in which the customer requested $35,000.00 in damages because Melville allegedly made unauthorized trades involving municipal bonds during the time that he was associated with…

Stephen James Sullivan of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $30,000.00 in damages because Sullivan allegedly made unauthorized, unsuitable, and excessive securities transactions in the customer’s Newbridge Securities Corporation account. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Thomas Duggan of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, was referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $7,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that Duggan made excessive and unauthorized trades while he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Thomas Michael Hallberg (also known as Tom Hallberg) of Forest Lake, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Hallberg’s unauthorized trading in a customer’s account when he was registered with Edward…

James A. Parrelly (also known as Jim Anthony Parrelly) of Dearborn, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Investment Planners Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Parrelly’s refusal to comply with a FINRA investigation concerning his potential unauthorized communications relating to…

Paul Itzchak Antevy of North Miami Beach, Florida, a stockbroker registered with FMSBonds Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $14,999.00 in damages supported by accusations of the customer being misled by Antevy regarding investments in corporate debt while Antevy was employed by FMSBonds. Financial…

William Mark Heiden of Newport Beach, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wedbush Securities, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $70,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable and unauthorized trading of stocks by Heiden during the time that he was registered with Wedbush Securities…

Robert James D’Andria (also known as Bobby Dandria and Bob Dandria) of Spring Lakes, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with International Assets Advisory LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $45,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of negligent supervision, fraud, unauthorized trading, breach of…

Robert C. David of Farmington Hills, Michigan, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for 20 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he falsified customer account information, overconcentrated customers’ accounts in lower-quality securities, and…

John Joseph Conroy of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Andrew Garrett Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.00 in damages supported by allegations of negligence and fraud as it pertained to stock trades executed in the customer’s account while Conroy…

Neil David Berlant of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with DA Davidson Co., has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he executed discretionary trades in customer accounts without written authorization and mismarked customer order…

Michael McDermott Sr. of Mobile, Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading and had falsified documents during the time that he was registered…

Marc Augustus Reda of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he churned investor accounts and made unauthorized trades when he was employed by Spartan Capital Securities. Department of Enforcement…

Mark Allen Frommer of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 3, 2021, in which the customer sought $700,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of unauthorized trading by Frommer when he was registered with Morgan Stanley. Frommer has been identified in…

Eric Edward Nicolassy of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group Inc., has been suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Nicolassy engaged in unauthorized trades in customer accounts while he was employed by Woodstock Financial…

William David Hobby of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $229,000.00 on October 2, 2019, supported by allegations of the customer being placed into unsuitable over-the-counter equities when Hobby was employed by UBS Financial Services. According…

Richard Foerster Reynolds of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,606,034.39 in damages supported by allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and churning of the customer’s account by Reynolds when he was registered with…

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer of Pepper Pike, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, has been fined $15,000.00 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 unauthorized trading, loaned funds to a Stifel Nicolaus customer, and…

Serge Parakhnevich (also known as Serge Parker) of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with PHX Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.00 in damages based upon accusations of breach of fiduciary duty by Parakhnevich concerning over-the-counter equities executed in the…

Michael G. Mancinelli (also known as Michael Mann), a stockbroker formerly registered with Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading when he was registered with Dinosaur Financial Group. Letter of…

Sean P. McCabe, of Westbury, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $330,113.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation relating to stock trading during the time that McCabe was employed by Worden Capital Management….

John Belk Daughtridge, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. and Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was resolved on June 1, 2021, for $15,000.00 in compensation to the customer founded on accusations of unauthorized trading by Daughtridge at Morgan Stanley…

Christopher Edward Bond, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with National Securities Corporation, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading in National Securities Corporation customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Marcious Dickerson (also known as Marty Dickerson), of Livonia, Michigan, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was resolved for $39,500.00 in compensation to the customer founded on accusations that between March 23, 2020, and June 26, 2020, unauthorized trading of…

Pratul Victor Agnihotri (also known as Pratol Agnihotri), of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC and Spartan Capital Management LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $83,086.81 in damages based upon accusations that between 2013 and 2021, their…

Ronald Scott Bright, of Milwaukie, Oregon, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, 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 Bright effected unauthorized transactions in customer accounts during the time that he was employed by Edward Jones. Letter of…

Kirk Badii, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $3,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of mismanagement and unsuitable recommendations concerning alternative investments while Badii was associated with UBS Financial Services. Financial…

Joel Paul Kichline, of Saint Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates 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 of Kichline’s unauthorized trading in Raymond James customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020067473501…

Joseph Brian LaScala Jr. (also known as Joe LaScala Jr.), of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of LaScala’s unsuitable and unauthorized trading in Aegis…

Robert James McNamara, of Albany, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cadaret Grant Co., 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 made discretionary trades without written authorization at Cadaret Grant. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No….

Nathan Gersteen Katz, of Largo, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with American Independent Securities Group, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 28, 2021, in which the customer sought damages supported by allegations of an unsuitable annuity rider being placed on the customer’s annuity, which was intended for the benefit…

Mark Julius Potocsny (also known as Mark Juluis Potocsny), of Madison, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was discharged as a stockbroker on April 14, 2021, founded on accusations of his unauthorized trading. According to Morgan Stanley, trades were made by Potocsny without him talking to customers and getting confirmation at the time…

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…

Scott Alan Kaufman, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, 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’s investigation into accusations of his improper fixed income trading strategy while he was employed by…

Matthew Alexander Perry, of Columbia, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $40,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between June of 2016 and March of 2019, unauthorized and unsuitable trades were made by Perry when…

Alan Scot Feigenbaum, of Boynton Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corp, has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Feigenbaum effected unauthorized trades in customer accounts while he was associated with National Securities…

Bradley S. Lay (also known as Brad Lay), of Columbia, Tennessee, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Lay engaged in unauthorized trading of customer accounts while…

Michael Edward Rulison, of Syracuse, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 3, 2020, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that unauthorized trades were effected in the customer’s account by Rulison while he was associated with Morgan Stanley…

Clifford Edward Bryan III, of Merrillville, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $695,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Bryan failed to supervise a stockbroker’s recommendations in a customer’s account at Wells Fargo Clearing Services….

Seraphim M. Rine (also known as Sam Rine), of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $7,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Rine’s unsuitable trading of common and preferred stock and municipal debt…

Alexander Steven Batt, of Vero Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was settled for $51,678.00 in damages on January 21, 2020, founded on accusations of unauthorized trading involving a private equity fund when Batt was associated with Merrill…

George Lance Calhoun (also known as Dick Calhoun) of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 4, 2019, in which the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that unauthorized trades were executed in the customer’s account by…

Michael John Ovitt, of Williamsville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $48,800.00 on February 25, 2020, founded on accusations of Ovitt’s unauthorized trading of Allied Motion stock in the customer’s account between 2017 and 2018…

Michael Philip Capolongo, of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $330,113.00 in damages based on allegations that Capolongo breached a fiduciary duty regarding common and preferred stock transactions during the period that he…

Michael John Giovannelli (also known as Michael Anthony Giovannelli), of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a Default Decision containing findings that Giovannelli engaged in unauthorized trading and had falsified documents…

Thomas Duggan, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $7,500.00 in damages based on allegations of excessive trading by Duggan while he was employed by Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Albert Lewis DeGaetano, of Independence, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded upon findings that DeGaetano made unauthorized trades in customer accounts when he was registered with Edward Jones. Letter of…

Yann C. Faho (also known as Jann C. Faho and as John Faho), of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $180,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Faho which…

Jamal Hiram Sampson (also known as Jay Sampson), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with First Standard Financial Company, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $146,599.00 in damages founded on accusations of excessive turnover and commissions because of Sampson’s stock…

Keith Lawton James Connolly, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $45,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable trading by Connolly during the period that he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial…

Brandie June Becker Osburn (also known as Brandie Becker Osburn) of Glen Allen Virginia a stockbroker currently registered with Pruco Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 3, 2020, in which the customer sought $142,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that an unauthorized transaction was effected in their…

Trevor Bradner Rahn of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages based on allegations of Rahn’s unsuitable stock trades while he was associated with JP Morgan Securities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Scott Neil Hananel of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded upon accusations that Hananel executed unsuitable securities transactions during the time that he was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial…

Alan Zelig Appelbaum a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $550,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that they had been sold unsuitable structured products when Appelbaum was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration…

Spartan Capital Securities a securities broker dealer headquartered in Manhattan New York—along with John D. Lowry (co-founder and CEO of Spartan) and Kim M. Monchik (CCO of Spartan)—have been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Department of Enforcement with failing to disclose reportable events concerning Spartan stockbrokers, including customer complaints and arbitrations. Department of Enforcement…

Michael Miles Hartlett (also known as Mike Hartlett) of East Petersburg Pennsylvania 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 he engaged in unauthorized trading of a customer’s account when he was…

Jennifer Ann Ayers (also known as Jenny Ayers and as Jennifer Ann Glow) of Roanoke Virginia 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 she failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation regarding her…

Stephen John Ferencik (also known as Stephen John Ferencilz) of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker currently registered with Arkadios Capital is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable alternative investment transactions by Ferencik and Arkadios Capital between 2017 and…

Jeffrey Allen Russell of Newport Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been discharged as stockbroker on May 26, 2021. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure shows that Russell allegedly made unauthorized transactions in customer accounts. Morgan Stanley alleges that he did not have pre-trade customer authorization for transactions involving money…

Christopher Rice Callagy of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $180,000.00 in damages based on accusations of poor investment performance during the time that Callagy was associated with Aegis Capital Corp. Financial…

William Joseph Conn (also known as Bill Conn) of San Francisco California a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $2,000,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations that between 2012 and 2018, Conn effected unauthorized transactions while…

Page 1 of 91 2 3 9