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…

David Weisberg of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $47,629.58 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitability and misrepresentation relating to the customer’s investments in over-the-counter equities between October of 2017…

Allan Perry Montalbano of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Four Points Capital Partners LLC and Worden Capital Management LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $543,163.00 in damages founded on accusations that they had received unsuitable investment recommendations from Montalbano…

Craig Bradford Eastwood of Hershey Pennsylvania a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on allegations that Eastwood provided unsuitable recommendations in regard to a variable annuity in November of 2017 when he was…

Michael Joseph Lancaster of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with NFP Securities Inc. and LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) inquiry in which FINRA is reviewing a customer initiated investment related complaints alleging misrepresentation and the recommendation of unsuitable investments. Case No. 20210704636 (Mar. 22, 2021). Lancaster has…

Vincent John Villani of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Villani making unsuitable private placement recommendations or sales at National Securities Corp which resulted in losses…

Michael Fasciglione of Mineola New York a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $422,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Fasciglione’s unsuitable transactions relating to a private placement when Fasciglione was associated with National Securities Corp. Financial Industry…

Michael James Farrell  of Red Bank New Jersey 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 $190,873.62 in damages based on accusations that Farrell provided unsuitable recommendations to them in regard to investments held in the customer’s Aegis…

Alfonse Joseph Stazzone Jr of Holmdel New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Stazzone made unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer’s account when Stazzone was…

Sonia Balfour-Fears (also known as Sonia Delores Balfour and as Sonia D. Fears) of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought compensatory damages founded on accusations that Balfour-Fears made misrepresentations to the…

Maxim Beliakov of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group 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 he engaged in unsuitable and excessive trading in a Woodstock Financial Group customer’s account….

George Craig Merhoff Jr of Klamath Falls Oregon a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer’s account had been overconcentrated by Merhoff in unsuitable investments including…

Steven Paul Reznik of Tallahassee Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $100,000.00 in damages based on allegations that the customer was sold unsuitable equities by Reznik while he was associated with Raymond James Financial Services….

Rick Douglas Konecny of Chicago Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that unsuitable transactions were affected in customer accounts by Konecny when he was associated with JP Morgan Securities….

David John Melilli of Moorestown New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with SagePoint Financial Inc. is the focus of a FINRA investigation on April 1, 2021 in which FINRA has determined that disciplinary action should be taken against Melilli for allegedly making excessive and unsuitable trades and for forging customer signatures. Case No. 20190636810 (Apr….

Michael Alejandro Castillero of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Alexander Capital LP is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $62,181.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer’s account was churned and overconcentrated in stocks because of Castillero during the time that…

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 founded on findings that McAdams refused to testify for FINRA personnel who investigated whether McAdams made unsuitable recommendations to customers when he…

Dominic Anthony Tropiano of Cleveland Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with America Northcoast Securities Inc. has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative based on accusations that Tropiano effected unauthorized and unsuitable transactions in customer accounts causing customers to experience more than $1,000,000.00 in losses. SEC…

Brandon Curt Stimpson of Logan Utah a stockbroker formerly registered with Allegis Investment Services LLC has been fined $125,000.00 and barred by Utah Securities Division from being a stockbroker in the state based on allegations of Stimpson omitting and misrepresenting investment information about index options and for committing fraud when he was associated with Allegis…

Brant Christopher Ferguson of Dallas Texas a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of UBS Financial Services Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 12, 2021 in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that their account had been mismanaged during the time that…

Michael James Henschel of Stevens Point Wisconsin a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of LPL Financial LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 27, 2020 where the customer sought $13,900.00 in damages based upon allegations that they were sold a real estate investment trust (REIT) that was misrepresented…

Kishan Parikh (also known as Sean Parikh) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings of Parikh’s excessive and unsuitable trading in customer accounts resulting in losses. Department…

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

Kevin Edward Stokesbary of Mercer Island Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was resolved for $34,862.32 in damages on August 7, 2019 supported by accusations that the customer had been sold an unsuitable whole life insurance policy and variable annuity…

Nick James Polydoros of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $525,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that they had been placed into unsuitable investments because of Polydoros while he was associated with UBS…

Christopher John Shaw (also known as Chris Shaw) of Belmont North Carolina a stockbroker of Kalos Capital and investment adviser representative of Kalos Management is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $175,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Shaw breached a fiduciary duty to the…

Jessica Y. Jung of Palo Alto California a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Jung made misrepresentations regarding alternative investments that the customer purchased through her while she…

Scott Ryland Mathews of Charlotte North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Mathews providing unsuitable recommendations to customers regarding unit investment trust transactions…

Jeffrey Raymond Dixson of Vancouver Washington 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 compensatory damages founded on allegations including elder abuse in regard to alternative investments that had been sold to the customer during the period that…

Nathan Gersteen Katz of Largo Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with American Independent Securities Group LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings of Katz refusing to cooperate with FINRA when he was investigated for potentially making unsuitable recommendations and effecting trades without…

Richard Paul Altieri of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Morgan Stanley has been discharged on February 11, 2021 supported by accusations of Altieri failing to report complaints and misusing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management information. Altieri has been identified in four customer initiated investment related disputes regarding allegations of his wrongdoing…

Jennifer W. Ling (also known as Jenifer W. Li) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Axiom Capital Management Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $150,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Ling provided unsuitable recommendations concerning an alternative investment that…

William Nicholas Athas of Melville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Worden Capital Management is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which the regulator has determined that Department of Enforcement should pursue disciplinary action against Athas for potentially churning investor accounts and for making unsuitable investment recommendations. Case No….

Kevin Marshall McCallum of Birmingham Alabama a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $25,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he provided customers with unsuitable recommendations relating to a speculative business development company. Letter of…

Christopher David Sinkula of Stuart Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Sinkula unsuitably allocated the customer in high yield securities including stocks between 2013 and 2020 while…

Chun Mei Zhu (also known as Ida Mei Zhu) of Bellevue Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Waddell Reed is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 25, 2020 where the customer requested $26,774.00 in damages founded on allegations that they had been placed into an unsuitable Securian annuity when Zhu…

Christopher Grant Conness of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 20, 2020 where the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Conness’ real estate investment trust recommendations were unsuitable for them. According to the…

Cindy Lucille Porto Chiellini of Lexington South Carolina a stockbroker registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. and JP Turner Company LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $125,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable recommendations of a corporate bond and a certificate of…

Christopher Thomas Tolmacs of Portage Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Triad Advisors is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $225,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of the violation of securities rules and the breach of fiduciary duty by the stockbroker as it pertained to…

Joseph Sylvester Sturniolo of Denver Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Geneos Wealth Management Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $75,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Sturniolo provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer as it pertained to a real estate security,…

Robert Scott Ginsberg (also known as Bob Scott Ginsberg) of Wallingford Connecticut a stockbroker currently registered with Woodbury Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon accusations of the stockbroker’s unsuitable recommendations during the time that he was associated…

Scott Douglas Williams of Franklin Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $125,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that unsuitable stock recommendations had been made by Williams for the customer’s Raymond James Financial Services account….

John Sebastion Cangialosi of New York New York a stockbroker registered with Worden Capital Management and SW Financial is under a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation in which Cangialosi may face disciplinary action for allegedly making unsuitable recommendations to customers. Case No. 20170564326 (Sept. 15, 2020). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, FINRA recommended for…

John Edgar Simmons Jr. of Gulf Breeze Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Simmons failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation which focused on whether he engaged in unapproved private securities transactions. Letter…

Wayne Ivan Miiller of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Accelerated Capital Group is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 25, 2020 where the customer sought $13,204,427.00 in damages founded on allegations that unsuitable alternative investments were sold to the customer by an Accelerated Capital Group stockbroker under Miiller’s…

George Anthony Nikolakakos of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Four Points Capital Partners LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $543,163.00 in damages based upon accusations that Nikolakakos provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer and had caused the customer to maintain…

Shelley Long Eddy (also known as Shelley Christie Long and as Shelley Christie Eddy) of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with PeachCap Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $34,164.99 in damages founded on accusations that Eddy made omissions and misrepresentations to the…

John M. Cullen of Garden City New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $336,948.00 in damages based upon accusations that Cullen provided unsuitable recommendations to the customer during the time that Cullen was associated…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $3,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between November of 2007 and October of 2020, the customer’s account had been invested…

Joseph Albert Ambrosole of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Ambrosole recommended unsuitable and excessive transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance…

Andrew Raymond Scheirer II (also known as Andy Haas) of Lake Mary Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Kovack Securities is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was placed into unsuitable real estate investment trusts by…

Steven Douglas Schisler of Grass Valley California a stockbroker formerly registered with IFS Securities has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with engaging in private securities transactions, making unsuitable recommendations and failing to cooperate with FINRA during the period that he was under investigation. Department of Enforcement v. Steven Douglas Schisler Disciplinary Proceeding…

Hugues Guirand of Virginia Beach Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Woodstock Financial Group has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with failing to cooperate with its investigation into accusations of his solicitation of real estate investment trusts while he was associated with Woodstock Financial Group. Department of Enforcement v. Hugues Guirand Disciplinary…

Gary David Ginsberg of West Orange New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Royal Alliance Associates Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer was sold an unsuitable real estate security during the period that…

David Martin Martirosian of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Joseph Stone Capital LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Martirosian failed to cooperate with FINRA when he was investigated for effecting unsuitable and excessive trades in customer…

Matthew Angelo Siliato of Bronx New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Wynston Hill Capital LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he did not cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into allegations of him making unauthorized and excessive trades. Letter of Acceptance…

Charles Alan Correal (also known as Chuck Correal) of Pittsburg Pennsylvania 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 supported by accusations that they had been sold unsuitable investments by Correal during the time that he was…

Jeremy Taylor Johnson of Murrieta California a stockbroker formerly registered with Torch Securities LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity given findings of Johnson refusing to cooperate with FINRA’s investigators when he was under investigation for possible sales practice violations including misrepresentation and unsuitability. Letter of…

Jeffrey Alan Fladell of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with RBC Capital Markets LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Fladell provided unsuitable investment recommendations to an RBC Capital Markets customer. Letter…

John Stephen Pronovost of Watertown Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with Cambridge Investment Research is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 16, 2020 in which the customer requested $88,800.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was placed into unsuitable real estate securities and mutual funds while Pronovost was…

Gerard Joseph Costello of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested up to $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that there were unsuitable recommendations by Costello in regard to an options overlay strategy…

Daniel Ernest Davis (also known as Danny Davis) of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker currently registered with Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 21, 2020 in which the customer requested $92,707.00 in damages founded on accusations of Davis making unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer concerning…

Trevor Bradner Rahn of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with JP Morgan Securities LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for 18 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Rahn made unsuitable recommendations and unauthorized trades when he was associated with JP…

Mark Scordato of Parsippany New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with GF Investment Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 29, 2020 where the customer sought $34,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of a fixed insurance product being purchased without the customer’s authorization when Scordato was associated with GF…

Jeremy Seidman of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $6,500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been recommended an unsuitable options overlay strategy by Seidman between 2016 and 2019 when he…

Thomas Joseph Logue Jr. of Hinsdale Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with American Independent Securities Group LLC (AIGS) is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $450,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable asset-backed debt investments during the time that…

Gerald James O’Halloran of Punta Gorda Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Kovack Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $24,000.00 in damages on May 29, 2020 based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable real estate securities and stocks by O’Halloran…

Gregory Spencer O’Brien of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $153,300.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been placed into poorly performing investments between 2013 and 2019 during the period…

Jonathan William Lonske of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley has been issued a Consent Order by Massachusetts Securities Division which requires Lonske to be placed on heightened supervision based on allegations that he was the subject of customer initiated investment related complaints and was terminated from a securities broker dealer for…

James Andrew Geake (also known as Jim Geake) of Skokie Illinois a stockbroker currently registered with Madison Avenue Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 5, 2020 in which the customer requested compensatory damages founded on accusations that unsuitable investment recommendations had been made by Geake causing…

Megurditch Mike Patatian (also known as Mike Patatian) a stockbroker formerly registered with Westlake International Securities Inc. has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with making unsuitable recommendations of real estate investment trusts to customers of Western International Securities. Department of Enforcement v. Megurditch Patatian Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2018057235801 (Feb. 26, 2021). According…

Daniel Todd Lerner of White Plains New York a stockbroker currently registered with David Lerner Associates Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 22, 2021 where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been placed into unsuitable mutual funds and direct investments when the…

Gerald John Cocuzzo (also known as Jerry Cocuzzo) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $208,287.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable stock trading by Cocuzzo while he was registered with Newbridge Securities…

Timothy Trevor Kenska of Rye New York a stockbroker currently registered with Citigroup Global Markets is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of misrepresentations and omissions by Kenska concerning transactions executed in the customer’s Citigroup Global Markets individual retirement…

James A. Franklin (also known as Jim Franklin) of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Investors Capital Corp. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in compensatory damages founded on accusations that his investment recommendations were not suitable for the…

Joseph Patrick Roop (also known as Joe Pat Roop) of Belmont North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations from Roop concerning real estate…

Kevin Douglas Houser of Allentown Pennsylvania a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of LPL Financial is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $358,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been provided unsuitable investment recommendations regarding business development companies and real estate…

Kevin Marshall McCallum of Birmingham Alabama a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $4,800,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of the stockbroker making unsuitable trades involving closed end funds during the period that he was registered…

David Arthur Jenson of Amarillo Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Great Nation Investment Corporation has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he neglected to cooperate with a FINRA investigation concerning his potential unsuitable church bond recommendations to customers. Letter of Acceptance…

Debra Rae Lambert of The Villages Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $42,500.00 in damages supported by accusations that misrepresentations had been made by the stockbroker and that her investment recommendations were not…

John Perrin Kellar of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on April 6, 2020 in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that they were placed into unsuitable investments by…

Maryanne Virginia Bessler of Lynbrook New York a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $158,086.56 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been advised by Bessler to invest in alternative investments and annuities when those…

William Franklin Richardson Jr. (also known as Frank Richardson Jr.) of Houston Texas a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Investacorp has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested unspecified damages founded on accusations that they had been sold unsuitable business development company products and…

Ezri Shechter (also known as Eddie Shechter) of Jersey City New Jersey a stockbroker registered with Spencer-Winston Securities Corporation is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation on June 17, 2020 in which Shechter’s activities with a customer are being reviewed for possible FINRA violations. FINRA Case No. 20190646958. FINRA Public Disclosure confirms…

Steven Robert Luftschein (also known as Steven Lerner) a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member according to an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement issued by FINRA Office of Hearing Officers who found that Luftschein had churned customers’ accounts and had made…

David Thomas Pawloski of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Cantella Co. Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 9, 2020 in which the customer requested $16,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of the customer being sold poorly performing stocks by Pawloski during the period…

Angel Wynette Bardeche (also known as Angel Wynette Lentz) of Cincinnati Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Bardeche made unsuitable recommendations to customers concerning a short-term…

Richard Guy Duncan (also known as Rick Duncan) of East Longmeadow Massachusetts an investment adviser representative of Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 20, 2020 where the customer requested $405,045.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable securities…

David Kallman Paton of Saint Paul Minnesota a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of RBC Capital Markets LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 25, 2020 in which the customer requested $38,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed in stocks including SSYS and CGIZX…

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

Anthony Fusco of New York New York a former stockbroker and Chief Executive Officer of Legend Securities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $345,369.00 in damages supported by accusations of Fusco failing to supervise Legend stockbrokers who executed unsuitable transactions in the…

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

Francisco Javier Valenzuela of Tucson Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that investment recommendations made to the customer were not suitable and that misrepresentations had been made by…

Stephen Sloane of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with WestPark Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on a Decision issued by FINRA’s Office of Hearing Officers who found that Sloane made unsuitable investment recommendations to customers…

Jeffrey Lamar Burton of Charleston South Carolina a supervising stockbroker of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $100,000.00 on September 17, 2020 founded on allegations that trades failed to be made according to the customer’s instructions while Burton was registered with Wells…

Timothy James Pandekakes of Yonkers New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Cadaret Grant Co. has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that he gave unsuitable investment advice to customers of Cadaret Grant. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Charles Ernest Kenahan of Boston Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith has been barred by New Hampshire Department of State Bureau of Securities Regulation founded on accusations of Kenahan making unsuitable investment recommendations to a customer of Merrill Lynch. Consent Order No. COM2019-000 (Dec. 7, 2020). According to the Order,…

Vincent Anthony Virga (also known as Vincenzo A. Virga Jr.) of Bayonne New Jersey a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Madison Avenue Securities 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 founded on findings that Virga made unsuitable investment…

John Joseph Stapleton of Garden City New York a stockbroker currently registered with Spartan Capital Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $25,445.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer received unsuitable investment recommendations and had purchased securities that were misrepresented while Stapleton was…

David Bruce Korostoff of Jersey City New Jersey a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of The GMS Group LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $92,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been sold municipal debt investments in January of 2018 which were…

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