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…

Keith Allen Bryan of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $24,900.00 in damages supported by accusations of misrepresentations being made by the stockbroker concerning the customer’s Morgan Stanley investments. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No. 19-00735…

David Michael Logsdon of Hailey Idaho a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $20,000.00 on July 22, 2020 supported by allegations that investments selected for the customer’s Wells Fargo portfolio failed to be suitable and resulted in…

Michael B. Barnett of Nashville Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with JJB Hilliard WL Lyons is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $130,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been sold unsuitable Breitburn Energy investments and that a contract between the customer and Hilliard…

Anthony Edward Dacruz of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Morgan Stanley has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 14, 2020 where the customer sought unspecified damages founded on allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable closed end funds and municipal bonds by Dacruz…

Marc Scott Steinberg of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Dawson James Securities has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $18,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that investment recommendations were not suitable and that the customer sustained losses on stock transactions executed by Steinberg at…

Raul Jorge Benitez of Aventura Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with SunTrust Investment Services Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $8,486.24 on March 11, 2019 founded on allegations that the customer had been provided with unsuitable investment advice by Benitez concerning a managed investment account….

Jeffrey Scott Larson of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with Larson Financial Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 15, 2020 where the customer requested more than $10,000.00 in estimated damages founded on allegations that the customer had been inappropriately placed into a variable life…

Douglas De Wayne Peterson (also known as Doug Peterson) of North Platte Nebraska a stockbroker formerly employed by Sagepoint Financial Inc. and investment adviser representative of Professional Financial Advisors is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $12,895.52 on March 31, 2020 based upon accusations that the customer’s investment…

Mark David Yadron (also known as Mark Lynn Yoder) of Prescott Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 2, 2020 in which the customer sought unspecified damages supported by allegations that investment recommendations made by Yadron at Merrill…

Jay Allan Ambroson of Garden City New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Gould Ambroson Associates Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $525,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of conversion and the breach of a fiduciary duty by Ambroson which caused the customer’s losses. Financial Industry…

Donatas Belys Vildzius (also known as Donatas Vildzins and as Donatus Vildzins) of Danbury Connecticut a stockbroker formerly employed by Network 1 Financial Securities Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Vildzius executed excessive trades in customer accounts…

Scot Samuel Fairchild (also known as Scott Samuel Fairchild) of Henderson Nevada and San Diego California a stockbroker formerly registered with Lucia Securities LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $214,335.00 in damages supported by allegations that Nevada securities laws had been violated in reference to Fairchild’s…

Kirk J. Gill of Tucson Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $238,316.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer was sold unsuitable energy sector securities between December of 2013 and March of 2016 during the…

Cynthia Diane Cowden (also known as Cynthia Case) of Lake Isabella California a stockbroker formerly registered with NPB Financial Group LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Cowden made unsuitable investment recommendations to investors and failed to be forthcoming with FINRA…

Luke Michael Johnson of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc. and investment adviser representative of Coastal Investment Advisers is identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer received unsuitable alternative investment recommendations from Johnson in 2016 in…

William Michael Council (also known as Bill Council) of San Diego California a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. and DA Davidson Co. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $50,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Council’s investment recommendations were not suitable for the DA…

Capital City Securities LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in Powell Ohio has been censured by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon findings that Capital City failed to supervise the suitability of trades that its stockbrokers effected in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

Shapour Reza Ejlal of Great Neck New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp. is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for $17,500.00 in damages on March 1, 2019 based upon accusations that unauthorized transactions were effected in the customer’s account and that the customer was placed…

Robert Steven Meyer of Holmdel New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered Monmouth Capital Management (MCM) has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Meyer effected transactions in customer accounts on an excessive and unsuitable basis. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Sean Joseph Kelly of Marietta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Center Street Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $225,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of unsuitable alternative investments being sold to the customer during the period that Kelly was associated with Center Street…

Kevin Joseph Schaefer of San Francisco California a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith Incorporated is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of Schaefer making misrepresentations and providing unsuitable investment advice with respect to the…

Willard Louis Pugh of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Dawson James Securities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $155,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was provided with bad investment advice from Pugh as it concerned the customer’s investments in United…

Curtis Winston Neuman of Ocala Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 28, 2019 where the customer requested unspecified damages supported by accusations that the customer had been provided with unsuitable investment advice in regards to the purchase of a…

Solomon David Krispeal (also known as David Krispeal) of Hauppauge New York a stockbroker formerly employed by PHX Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $650,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that options and equity transactions effected in the customer’s account were not suitable for…

Joseph Gerard Michaletz (also known as Joe Michaeletz) a stockbroker currently employed by DAI Securities LLC and an investment adviser representative of DAI Wealth Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $1,000,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations that the customer had been placed into bad alternative…

Rick Alan Davidson of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Jeffries LLC and National Securities Corp is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that misrepresentations were made by the stockbroker and that equities transactions were unsuitable for the…

Mark Fallon Kregor of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker currently registered with Roger W. Baird Co. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought unspecified damages based upon allegations that over-the-counter equities recommendations were not suitable and had led the customer to experience losses through Robert W. Baird….

Gregory Roy Tucker of Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker currently employed by DA Davison Co. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer had been provided unsuitable investment advice from Tucker during the period in which he was associated with…

Michael Rubel of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Capital Securities Management has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he made unsuitable unit investment trust transactions in customer accounts at Capital Securities Management. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

Eric Todd Stuckey of Suwanee Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Invest Financial Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $220,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had not been told about risks relating to investments sold by Stuckey during the time that he…

Christopher R. Bice (also known as Cubby Rice) a stockbroker currently registered with Sagepoint Financial is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $350,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable private placements by Bice during the time that he was…

Francisco Javier Valenzuela of Tucson Arizona a stockbroker formerly associated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 6, 2020 in which the customer requested unspecified damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable corporate bond investments by the stockbroker between June…

Shawn Bruce Davis of Auburn California a stockbroker formerly associated with Independent Financial Group LLC and Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $206,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been unsuitably concentrated in illiquid investments including real…

Alvery Anthony Bartlett Jr. of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in estimated damages founded on accusations that customers were placed into unsuitable alternative investments and that Berthel Fisher’s negligence…

Susan Lavon Welo of Mayville North Dakota a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable private placements being sold to the customer while Welo was employed by Securities America Inc. and…

Christopher Duke Bennett of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with Jjjbs has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Bennett failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into customer complaints in which he was accused of making unsuitable investment recommendations. Letter of Acceptance…

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