Joseph Victor Alhadeff of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with National Securities Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $129,524.00 in damages based upon allegations that Alhadeff breached his fiduciary duties, and was otherwise negligent, in connection with the recommendation and…

Jeffrey Scott Anderson of Bloomington, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities,  has been  barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Anderson misappropriated or converted a customer’s funds. FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2020067888701 (Aug. 2, 2021). Anderson was also subsequently barred by as a stockbroker in the Illinois…

Vincent Keith Annable of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Center Street Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $600,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Annable made unsuitable investment recommendations and overconcentrated the customer’s account in alternative…

Alan Zelig Appelbaum of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Aegis Capital Corp., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $280,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Appelbaum made unsuitable investment recommendations and engaged in other misconduct in connection…

Troy Robert Baily of Omaha, Nebraska, a stockbroker formerly registered with Sagepoint Financial Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on March 3, 2021 for $80,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Baily engaged in fraud in connection with the recommendation and sale of Future Income Payments LLC…

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

Mark Bedros Beloyan of Davie, Florida, the president and chief compliance officer of  Tradespot Markets Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Beloyan based upon allegations that Beloyan facilitated the sale of unregistered securities and failed to supervise the…

Kenneth William Biebel of Westport, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with David Lerner Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Biebel made unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of private…

John Richard Boatright of Duluth, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Newbridge Securities Corporation, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Boatright failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information in connection with the investigation of Boatright’s sales practices.  FINRA Enforcement No. 2021071440501 (Jan. 18,…

Debra Collura Bourne (also known as Debra Anne Bourne) of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with National Securities Corp. was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $325,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Bourne engaged in unauthorized trading and…

Michael Allan Bressman of Chatham, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with FCG Advisors LLC  has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative because Bressman committed fraud. SEC Civil Action No.1:18-cv-11925-WGY 1:18-cv-11925-WGY (Sept. 2, 2021). Bressman engaged in a cherry-picking scheme between January 2012 to February 2018…

Frank Briseno of Metairie, Louisiana, a stockbroker registered with FSC Securities Corporation, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled on July 21, 2020 for $3,500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Briseno made unsuitable recommendations concerning the sale of variable annuities and real estate securities during the course of…

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

Peter Charlton Budd (also known as Jay Budd) of Morristown, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Benjamin F. Edwards Company Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Budd failed to pay a $240,000 arbitration award obtained against him by his former…

Eric Peter Burton of Orland Park, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, has been suspended for three months by Florida Department of Financial Services based upon allegations that Burton received a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) suspension. Case No. 294028-22-AG (Apr. 15, 2022). On June 21, 2021, Burton was fined $5,000.00 and suspended…

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

Wenjinn James Chang of Rockville, Maryland, a stockbroker registered with Independent Financial Group LLC was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $85,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Chang made unsuitable recommendations and overconcentrated the customer’s account in real estate securities…

Julie Lan Cohen of Camarillo, California, a stockbroker registered with Mutual Securities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Cohen breached her  fiduciary duties, was negligent, and made misrepresentation and omissions, in violation of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Gerald Thomas Coyne (also known as JT Coyne) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with CUSO Financial Services L.P., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $181,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Coyne made misrepresentations relating to the recommendation and…

Michael Joseph Distler (also known as Mike Distler), of Crystal City, Missouri, a stockbroker registered with National Planning Corp., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $7,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Distler made unsuitable recommendations, breached a fiduciary duty,…

Jonathan Eric Ellefson (also known as Jon Ellefson) of Harker Heights, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Intervest International Equities Corporation, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $373,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ellefson breached his fiduciary duties, effected…

Timothy Jay Fazzone (also known as TJ Fazzone), of Dublin, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with NYLife Securities LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Fazzone converted a customer’s funds.  FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2019064698601 (Aug. 2, 2022). According to the AWC, in June 2018,…

Joseph Michael Giordano (also known as Joe Giordano) of Melville, New York, a principal 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 for six months based upon allegations that Giordano failed to supervise.  FINRA Enforcement (AWC) No. 2016051704306 (Nov….

Bradley Allen Goodbred of Roselle, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $1,225,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Goodbred caused her to execute a document appointing representative as her power of…

Daniel Richard Hajduk of Mount Prospect, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Coordinated Capital Securities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Hajduk failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Case No. 2021069375801 (Sept. 26, 2022). According to…