David Allan Cohen, of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 22, 2020, where the customer requested compensatory damages supported by accusations of unauthorized transactions, including loans against a customer’s insurance policy without their consent while Cohen was associated with Equitable…

Jonathan Ben Mirer, of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested more than $75,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated by Mirer in unsuitable investments when Mirer was registered with Wells Fargo…

Andrew Montgomery Costa, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded on allegations of unsuitable recommendations by Costa concerning alternative investments, including direct participation programs (DPPs), limited partnerships (LPs), and real…

Marc Frederick Korsch, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information about his activities. Case No. 2020066487801 (December 27, 2021). FINRA Public Disclosure…

Marcello Lattuca, of Massapequa, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with NBC Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of elder abuse and breach of fiduciary duty pertaining to real estate security and stock transactions executed by Lattuca between 2012…

Johnny Guan, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $125,820.12 in damages supported by accusations that between December of 2012 and November of 2020, Guan provided unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer…

Charles Edward White II (also known as Chad White), of Providence, Rhode Island, a stockbroker formerly registered with Barrett Company, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,200,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of White having the customer invest in unsuitable securities in a customized portfolio…

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…

Michael Patrick Nixon, of Tampa, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Paulson Investment Company, 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 Nixon made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers during the time that he was employed by Paulson…

Warren Ellwood Rowe Jr., of Richmond, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Oppenheimer Co. Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he refused to cooperate with FINRA’s requests while the regulator investigated him for potentially taking loans from Oppenheimer customers without…

James Marten Lamont, of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Whitehall Parker Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.01 in damages supported by accusations that Lamont provided unsuitable recommendations to them as it pertained to real estate security products…

Mark Stewart Brody, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Planned Financial Programs Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $55,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Brody’s misrepresentation of information relating to common and preferred stock trades while he was employed by Planned…

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…

Bryan Kirk Bordelon, of New Orleans, Louisiana, a stockbroker currently registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 28, 2021, where the customer requested $31,456.45 in damages founded on accusations of Bordelon placing them in unsuitable investments including structured products between July 20, 2018, and…

Walter Roland Valenzuela, of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Hilltop Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 21, 2021, where the customer sought $15,334.00 in damages founded on accusations of misrepresentation relating to the liquidity of the customer’s investment in Bluerock Inc. Interval Fund during the…

Eric Carl Willer, of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Fusion Analytics Securities LLC, has been suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he provided unsuitable investment recommendations to customers regarding bond offerings while he was associated with Fusion Analytics…

Gerald Richard Sharpe Jr. (also known as Gerry Sharpe), of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $283,716.78 in damages supported by allegations that unsuitable investment recommendations had been made by Sharpe…

Joseph Albert Ambrosole, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 30, 2021, where the customer sought $853,231.33 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable trading of over-the-counter equities by Ambrosole between February of 2021 and May…

Christopher Thomas Hildebrandt, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Principal Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 5, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on allegations of Hildebrandt’s unsuitable recommendations of real estate investment trusts during the time that he was…

Richard Anthony Rodriguez, of Fruitland Park, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that omissions and misrepresentations about alternative investments had been made by Rodriguez while he was…

Todd Franklin Kling, of New York, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he recommended unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s account during the time that he…

Joseph Michael Fedorko Jr, of Greenwich, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd., has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for ten months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Fedorko’s excessive and unsuitable trading while he was employed by Laidlaw Company. Letter…

Robert Patrick MacNamee, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $190,873.62 in damages founded on accusations of MacNamee’s unsuitable investment recommendations concerning the customer’s account at Aegis Capital Corp. Financial Industry Regulatory…

David Khezri, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. and Worden Capital Management LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he hindered a FINRA investigation into accusations of his unsuitable investment advice to investors….

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…

William Colie Johnson, of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations of the customer being sold unsuitable alternative investments because of Johnson during the time that he was associated with Voya…

Robert Anthony Guidicipietro (also known as Robert A. Peters), of Bay Ridge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arive Capital Markets, 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 Guidicipietro made excessive and unsuitable trades in…

John R. Mateyko, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with World Equity Group, Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Mateyko made misrepresentations regarding business development programs and real estate investment trusts between 2014 and 2018…

Brian David Rockowitz, of Melville, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $106,882.07 in damages founded on accusations that between December of 2012 and November of 2020, unsuitable investment recommendations were made by Rockowitz at Aegis…

Peter Vincent Ianace, of Frisco, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $18,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentation and unsuitable recommendations by Ianace between February of 2013 and December of 2019…

Douglas Jarrett Rosenberg, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC, has been suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Rosenberg making unsuitable and excessive trades in the accounts of three Joseph Stone Capital customers. Letter…

Robert Patrick Foley, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wynston Hill Capital LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity supported by findings that Foley failed to supervise stockbrokers who excessively traded in customer accounts…

Danny Jerome Young (also known as Danny Young), of Adel, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which customers requested $800,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Young sold unsuitable real estate securities while he was registered with Voya…

Philip Anthony Simone, of Costa Mesa, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,001.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated in complex, risky, and high-commission real estate securities while Simone was registered with…

Michael Christopher Venturino, of Garden City, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is identified in a FINRA investigation. Case No. 20210703375 (September 13, 2021). FINRA is contemplating taking disciplinary action against Venturino for potentially making excessive trades in customer accounts when he was registered with Aegis Capital Corp. According to FINRA…

Eric Peter Weschke, of Setauket, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $138,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of negligence and unsuitable alternative investment transactions by Weschke during the time that he was associated with…

Efrain Balderrama Trujillo, of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Western International Securities Inc., was discharged by the securities broker dealer on October 26, 2021, supported by accusations that he borrowed money from a customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure additionally reveals that Trujillo has been fined $20,000.00 and barred from…

Sean J. McElduff, of Parsippany, New Jersey, a stockbroker currently registered with Hennion Walsh Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $10,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that made unsuitable recommendations to them regarding municipal bonds while he was registered with Hennion Walsh. Financial…

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….

Gregg Scott Lentz, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a stockbroker formerly registered with Triad Advisors LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on March 25, 2020, to resolve allegations that Lentz made unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding a variable annuity purchase during the period that Lentz was associated with…

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as Joepat Roop), of Belmont, North Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 5, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages supported by allegations of unsuitable investment recommendations of real estate security products by Roop…

John Michael Cione of San Diego, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Independent Financial Group, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $105,000.00 in damages based on allegations of Cione providing unsuitable recommendations concerning alternative investments during the time that he was employed by Independent…

Frank Jose Ortiz (also known as Francisco Jose Ortiz), of Los Angeles, California, a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $52,500.00 in damages supported by accusations of Ortiz omitting risks relating to the customer’s…

James Travis Flynn (also known as Jim Flynn), of Greenville, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with Voya Financial Advisors, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Flynn misrepresenting information about alternative investments during the time that…

James Earl Simpson, of Toledo, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Equitable Advisors LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Simpson failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation, which focused on allegations of him making unsuitable investment recommendations during the time that…

Dennis Shane McMillan (also known as Shane McMillan), of Englewood, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Arete Wealth Management, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that between November of 2016 and June of 2017, McMillan provided unsuitable…

Andrew J. Bransky, of Chicago, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 22, 2020, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations of unsuitable investment recommendations by Bransky while he was associated with Stifel Nicolaus Company Incorporated. The…

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…

Sandra Lee White (also known as Sandra Lee Bauer, Sandra Hoffower White, and Sandra Lee Hoffower), of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $7,500.00 based upon allegations that White made misrepresentations to the customer regarding…

Michael Joseph McNulty (also known as Mike McNulty), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations of unsuitable investment advice by McNulty concerning equities transactions when McNulty was associated…

Xiangyu Yu Zhang of Arcadia, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Investment Services LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on August 6, 2021, where the customer sought compensatory damages founded upon allegations that Zhang provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding real estate security investments while he was employed by…

Scott William Palmer of Hackensack, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly employed by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 24, 2021, in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded upon allegations that their funds were mismanaged between January of 2011 and June of 2017 when Palmer…

Joseph Gerard Michaletz (also known as Joseph Gerard Michaeletz, Joseph Gerald Michaletz, and Joe Michaletz), of Mankato, Minnesota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Concorde Investment Services LLC and Triad Advisors Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $2,550,000.00 in damages founded on allegations…

Rafael Alberto Gonzalez, of Coral Gables, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $78,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Gonzalez provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer regarding closed-end funds during the time that he was associated with…

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…

Robert C. Fross, of The Villages, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with SII Investments 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 that the customer was placed into an unsuitable real estate investment trust by Fross during the time that…

Scott Cory Ente of Syosset New York a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Ente misrepresenting information pertaining to Puerto Rico bonds when he was employed by…

Sebastian Wyczawski of Manorville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital 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 supported by findings that Wyczawski made unsuitable recommendations to customers while he was associated with Joseph Stone Capital….

Frederick Peter Baerenz (also known as Fred Baerenz) of Great Falls Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment complaint which was settled for $14,000.00 in damages on August 20, 2020, based upon accusations that Baerenz provided unsuitable recommendations regarding alternative investment transactions during the time that…

Christiane Olsen of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 3, 2020, where the customer requested compensatory damages founded on accusations of Olsen selling them unsuitable corporate bonds and notes while she was registered with UBS Financial…

Peter Werner David of Waukesha Wisconsin a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodbury Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $281,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that they were placed into an unsuitable equity fund by David while he was registered with Woodbury…

Leonard Joseph Marzocco (also known as Lenny Marzocco and Len Marzocco) of Nesconset New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group 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 Marzocco made unsuitable recommendations to a…

David Stewart Silberg of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable structured products between September of 2015 and June of…

John James Hoidas of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Uhlmann Price Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $499,000.00 in damages based on accusations that Hoidas provided unsuitable recommendations as it pertained to private placements while he was employed by Uhlmann Price…

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…

Luisa Gonzalez (also known as Mercado Luisa Gonzales) of Kissimmee Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with SunTrust investment Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Gonzalez selling them an unsuitable GIC investment during…

JeanPierre Ayala (also known as JP Ayala) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations that Ayala sold unsuitable investments, including private placements, stocks, and over-the-counter equities…

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…

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…

John Louis Roberts of Stockbridge Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Benchmark investments Inc. was discharged as a stockbroker on July 14, 2020, supported by allegations of Roberts failing to comply with industry standards and the firm’s procedures. This is not the first time that Roberts has been terminated from a securities broker dealer. FINRA…

Rick Alan Davidson of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that their account was exposed to unsuitable trading of stocks by Davidson during the time that he was associated…

Daniel Todd Lerner of White Plains New York a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $450,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations of misrepresentations and omissions regarding mutual fund transactions and a private placement offering during…

Steven Mackie Woods of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company Ltd. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,123.00 in damages founded upon accusations of excessive trading of stocks and over-the-counter equities by Woods when he was associated with Laidlaw…

Steven Andrew Greer (also known as Andrew Greer) of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim on September 3, 2020, in which the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations that alternative investments had been recommended by Greer…

Ryan Ashley Raskin of Beverly Hills California a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated 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’s investigation focusing on his alleged unsuitable investment recommendations while he was…

Bruce Anthony Ciallella of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of fraud and the violation of Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act concerning the sale of…

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…

Kimberly Ann Barentsen (also known as Kimberly Ann Berentsen, Kimberly Ann Bietema, and Kimberly Ann Bielema) of Walnut Creek California a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00 in damages based on allegations…

Dawn Alison Strachan (also known as Dawn Alison Osogwin and as Dawn Allison Osogwin) of Torrance California a stockbroker formerly registered with Questar Capital Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $999,999.00 in damages based on accusations of Strachan’s unsuitable recommendations regarding private placements…

Robert Tibor Nyilas of Jericho New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Advisory Group Equity Services Ltd. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he did not cooperate with FINRA’s requests while he was under investigation for possibly making unsuitable investment recommendations…

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…

John Hillman Timberlake of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Carter Terry Company Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 15, 2020 in which the customer sought unspecified damages based on allegations of unauthorized and unsuitable trades when Hillman was associated with Carter Terry Co. Inc. Financial Industry…

Shay W. Scruggs of Houston Texas a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought between $2,000,000.00 and $3,000,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that they had been placed into unsuitable equities by Scruggs between 2013 and…

Thomas Boley Hunt of Twin Falls Idaho a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages on July 22, 2020 supported by allegations that Hunt’s transactions at Wells Fargo Advisors were not suitable for the customer. Hunt has…

Daniel G. Dillard of Austin Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Dillard provided unsuitable investment recommendations regarding direct participation program interests or limited partnership interests during the period that…

Christopher Bryan Black (also known as Chris Bryan Black) of Statesboro Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 21, 2021, where the customer sought $84,166.22 in damages based upon accusations that Black provided unsuitable recommendations to them concerning municipal bonds…

Curt Giacobbe of Melville 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 upon accusations that Giacobbe failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2020065067201 (November 6, 2020). FINRA Public Disclosure shows that Giacobbe…

Frank Mastrosimone of Basking Ridge New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Royal Alliance Associates is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been placed into an unsuitable private investment fund by Mastrosimone while he was…

Vincent Anthony Virga (also known as Vincenzo Anthony Virga) of Bayonne New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $495,000.00 in damages based on allegations that Virga provided unsuitable advice to them regarding alternative investments including…

Rodrigue Lors (also known as Rodrique Lors) of Westbury New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $200,000.00 in damages founded upon allegations that Lors provided unsuitable recommendations as it pertained to private placements during the…

Glennon James Cole (also known as Glen James Cole) of Manchester Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with Moloney Securities Co. Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $400,000.00 in damages based on accusations that they were placed into unsuitable real estate securities and direct…

James Edward Lyons of Shreveport Louisiana a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $1,000,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of Lyons’ unsuitable trading of sector-specific investments and direct investments while he was associated with Raymond James…

Jonathan Todd Pyne of Plymouth Minnesota a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $116,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of misrepresentation relating to their investments in real estate securities while Pyne was associated…

Susan Lavon Welo of Mayville North Dakota a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC and Securities America Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 6, 2021 where the customer requested compensation founded on accusations that Welo effected unsuitable real estate investment trust purchases for their account at…

Shawn Elizabeth Parker of Schaumburg Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 12, 2021 where the customer requested $254,336.56 in damages founded on accusations of Parker misrepresenting benefits and features on a living benefit rider on their RiverSource RAVA 5…

Bryant Edwin Caveness of Kingsport Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $230,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable trades and breach of fiduciary duty by Caveness when he was associated with Ameriprise…

Jeffrey Gerard Meyers (also known as Jeff Meyers) of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker currently registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 9, 2021 where the customer sought compensatory damages supported by allegations of Meyers’ unsuitable real estate security transactions while he was…

David Khezri of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management and Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which the regulator recommended that Khezri face disciplinary action for possible violations of FINRA rules and securities laws pertaining to excessive and unsuitable…

William Robert Young (also known as Bill Young) of Bethesda Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with H. Beck Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $123,000.00 in damages based on accusations that Young caused them to invest in unsuitable securities including real estate investment…

Kevin Richard Wilson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Laidlaw Company (UK) Ltd. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been sold unsuitable private placements and over-the-counter equities by Wilson during the period…

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