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Investors Accuse LPL Financial Of Fraudulent Sale of Unregistered Securities

September 14, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Direct Participation Programs, Securities Arbitration Claims, Securities Fraud, Unregistered Securities   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse LPL Financial Of Fraudulent Sale of Unregistered Securities

Kevin Joseph Kuhlow (also known as Kevin J. Cullen) of Los Gatos California a stockbroker formerly employed by LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $60,000.00 on January 10, 2019 founded on accusations that the customer had been invested by Kuhlow in worthless unregistered securities. […]

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LPL Stockbroker Caught Selling Unregistered Securities

July 11, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Securities Arbitration Claims, Securities Fraud, Unregistered Securities   |   Comments Off on LPL Stockbroker Caught Selling Unregistered Securities

Kerry Lee Hoffman of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly associated with LPL Financial LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been advised by Hoffman to invest in unregistered securities during the period in which the […]

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WestPark Stockbroker Investigated For Fraud

April 23, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Securities Arbitration Claims, Securities Fraud, Unregistered Securities   |   Comments Off on WestPark Stockbroker Investigated For Fraud

Harry Seth Datys of New York New York a stockbroker associated with WestPark Capital has been referenced in an investigation initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 20, 2019 into allegations that the stockbroker schemed to defraud investors through his offer and sale of Westpark Capital Financial Services LLC securities. FINRA Investigation No. […]

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FIRNA Bars CFD Stockbroker For Selling Away

April 08, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Promissory Notes, Selling Away and Outside Activities, Unregistered Securities   |   Comments Off on FIRNA Bars CFD Stockbroker For Selling Away

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

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Paulson Investment Company Sued For Fraud

March 26, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Ponzi Schemes, Securities Arbitration Claims, Securities Fraud, Unregistered Securities   |   Comments Off on Paulson Investment Company Sued For Fraud

Kevin Richard Graetz of New York New York a stockbroker employed by Paulson Investment Company LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $225,000.00 damages founded on accusations that the customer was placed into unregistered and fraudulent investments during the time that Graetz was employed by Paulson […]

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Investors Sue CAMAS For Sale Of Unregistered Securities

March 26, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Securities Arbitration Claims, Securities Fraud, Selling Away and Outside Activities, Unregistered Securities   |   Comments Off on Investors Sue CAMAS For Sale Of Unregistered Securities

Tamara Rae Steele (also known as Tammie Steele) of Pendleton Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with APW Capital Inc. (now known as Comprehensive Asset Management and Servicing Inc.) has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $353,500.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was sold […]

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Investors Sue NYLife Over Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme

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

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Investors Sue MSI Financial Services For Fraud

Floyd Earl Powell of Albertville Alabama a stockbroker formerly employed by MSI Financial Services Inc. and MML Investors Services LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $1,075,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) investment information was falsified or concealed by the stockbroker in regard to […]

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FINRA Sanctions Paulson For Sale of Unregistered Securities

Paulson Investment Company LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in Chicago Illinois has been censured and fined $50,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that the securities broker dealer engaged in the unregistered offer and sale of private placements. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2018056269003 (Jan. 31, 2020). According to […]

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Investors Sue Ameritas In Promissory Note Scheme

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

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Signal Securities Sued By Investors For Selling Woodbridge Notes

Donna Lynn Barnard (also known as Donna Lynn Stargell and as Donna Lynn Brooks) of Kilgore Texas a stockbroker registered with HD Vest Investment Services and Signal Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Woodbridge Mortgage Fund promissory […]

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NYLife Stockbroker Barred In FIP Investigation

Kari Marlin Bracy (also known as Kari Marlin Farwell) of Jacksonville Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that she failed to comply with FINRA personnel when it investigated her for […]

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Alexander Capital Sued For Penny Stock Fraud

Peyton Nelson Jackson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Alexander Capital is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $280,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) unsuitable recommendations or trades had been made by the stockbroker (2) fiduciary obligations were violated concerning restricted […]

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SEC Charges LPL Stockbroker With Securities Fraud

Kerry Lee Hoffman of Mundelein Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a Complaint which alleged that Hoffman engaged in securities fraud through his offer and sale of unregistered GT Media Inc. securities. United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kerry L. Hoffman […]

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Paulson Investment Company Sued By Investors For Sale of Unregistered Securities

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

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Regulators Bar MetLife Stockbroker For Fraud

James Paul Kolf of Madison Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly registered with MetLife Securities Inc. has been barred from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser or associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions issued by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) based upon […]

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TCM Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

James Hal Heafner of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Taylor Capital Management Inc. (now known as TCM Securities Inc.) has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Heafner neglected to cooperate with FINRA during the time in which he was […]

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SEC Sustains Merrimac Sanctions For Failure To Supervise

Merrimac Corporate Securities and Robert G. Nash (Chief Compliance Officer) of Altamonte Springs Florida are subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order which sustained in part Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) National Adjudicatory Council’s sanctions against Merrimac and Nash based on findings of (1) Merrimac offering and selling securities that were neither registered […]

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Royal Alliance Sued By Investors For Stockbroker’s Sale Of Unregistered Securities

Darrin Barton Farrow of Rocky River Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Royal Alliance Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was sold unregistered securities during the time Farrow was associated with Royal Alliance Associates […]

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Allstate Stockbroker Investigated For Theft By FINRA

Jesse Gil III of Corpus Christi Texas a stockbroker currently registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Wells Notice which indicated that FINRA Department of Enforcement should take disciplinary action against Gil supported by accusations that (1) Gil engaged in outside business activities without disclosing them […]

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SEC Bars Concorde Stockbroker For Fraud

Larry Steven Werbel of Chagrin Falls Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative or otherwise associating with securities broker dealers or investment advisories according to an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Pursuant To Investment Advisers Act […]

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Regulators Sanctions Cetera Stockbroker For Selling Away

Ken Alan Balser of Colorado Springs Colorado a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a Colorado Division of Securities Stipulation and Consent Order which revoked Balser’s sales representative licensure and investment adviser license based upon the Division’s findings that Balser sold investments to customers away from Cetera Advisors LLC. Case No. […]

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SEC Charges Comprehensive Asset Management Stockbroker With Fraud

Tamara Rae Steele of Pendleton Indiana a stockbroker formerly employed by Comprehensive Asset Management and Servicing (now known as APW Capital Inc.) and Chief Operating Officer of Steele Financial has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a Complaint alleging that Steele and Steele Financial made fraudulent investment recommendations to investors. Civil Action […]

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FINRA Suspends Garden State Broker In Investigation

Garland Sean James (also known as Gary James) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Garden State Securities Inc. has been suspended by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in all capacities on December 7, 2018 founded on allegations that James failed to comply with the terms of FINRA Arbitration in which James […]

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FINRA Fines TriPoint For Failure To Supervise Restricted Stock Sales

March 15, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Unregistered Securities   |   0 Comments

TriPoint Global Equities a brokerage firm headquartered in New York, New York, and Andrew Kramer (head of trading at TriPoint) have been sanctioned by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) according to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that the firm failed to supervise its securities transactions with a view towards complying with Securities […]

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SEC Bars MP Global Broker For Fraud

Lee Dana Weiss of San Juan Puerto Rico a stockbroker formerly employed by MP Global Inc. and owner of Family Endowment Partners LP (FEP) has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a broker or investment advisor or otherwise associating with brokers or investment advisories according to an SEC Order Instituting Administrative […]

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FINRA Sanctions Ditto Trade CEO For Failure to Pay Arbitration Award

Yosef Yehuda Fox (also known as Joseph J. Fox) of Chicago Illinois the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer employed by Ditto Trade Inc. has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Fox failed to pay an Arbitration Award after having been […]

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Investors Sue TCM Securities For Massive Bond Fraud

James Hal Heafner (also known as Jim Heafner) of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Taylor Capital Management Inc and former investment adviser representative of Retirement Wealth Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $268,015.79 in damages founded on allegations that (1) inappropriate […]

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IFS Securities Broker Barred In Investigation

January 28, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Unregistered Securities   |   0 Comments

Larry Phillip Vogel of Pittsford New York a stockbroker formerly employed by IFS Securities, Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that Vogel neglected to provide FINRA with information about his business activities possibly relating to allegations cited within Vogel’s discharge from […]

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FINRA Bars Principal Broker Caught Selling Away

Steven Eugene Bonner of Campbell California a stockbroker formerly employed by Principal Securities Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Bonner neglected to comply with FINRA’s information requests. Case No. 2017052748201 (July 14, 2017). Evidently, FINRA made attempts at procuring information […]

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