FINRA Sanctions Cetera $1 Million For The Failure To Supervise

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on FINRA Sanctions Cetera $1 Million For The Failure To Supervise

Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Advisors LLC and Cetera Financial Specialists LLC have been censured and collectively fined $1,000,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings of the securities firms’ failure to supervise their stockbrokers’ private securities transactions and failure to preserve records relating to those outside transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and […]

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Investors Accuse NYLife Of Misrepresentation

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Variable Annuites   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse NYLife Of Misrepresentation

Janine Marie Ruland (also known as Janine Marie Roupe and as Janine Salvadalena) a stockbroker currently registered with NYLife Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 29, 2020 in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer had been provided with […]

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Investors File Lawsuit Claim Against Centaurus Financial

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors File Lawsuit Claim Against Centaurus Financial

Robert Joseph Binkele of Indian Wells California a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in the Superior Court of California in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by Binkele as it pertained […]

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RBC Capital Markets Sanctioned For The Failure To Supervise

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on RBC Capital Markets Sanctioned For The Failure To Supervise

RBC Capital Markets LLC a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York New York has been fined and censured by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings that RBC failed to supervise stockbrokers’ recommendations of securities that were held in customers’ 529 plans. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2016047696701 (Dec. 15, 2020). […]

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Investors Accuse Citizens Securities Of Mutual Fund Fraud

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Mutual Fund Fraud   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Citizens Securities Of Mutual Fund Fraud

George Jones Lincoln IV (also known as Rip Lincoln) a stockbroker formerly registered with Citizens Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 21, 2020 in which the customer sought $39,991.99 in damages supported by allegations that the customer had been placed into mutual funds without being apprised of […]

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Spartan Stockbroker Investigated By FINRA For Churning

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Churning, Excessive Trading, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Spartan Stockbroker Investigated By FINRA For Churning

Christopher George Orlando of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Spartan Capital Securities LLC is the subject of a FINRA investigation where the regulator recommended for Orlando to face disciplinary action by FINRA Department of Enforcement for allegedly trading on an excessive basis in customer accounts. Case No. 20170564326 (Sept. 18, 2020). […]

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FINRA Sanctions Ameriprise Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Elder Financial Abuse, Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading, Variable Annuites   |   Comments Off on FINRA Sanctions Ameriprise Stockbroker For Unauthorized Trading

Drew R. Mantel (also known as Drew R. Mentel) of Miamisburg Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services 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 Mantel executed trades in customers’ accounts on an unauthorized […]

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Investors Accuse Wells Fargo Of Unauthorized Trading

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Wells Fargo Of Unauthorized Trading

Richard Clarence DeYoung Jr. of The Woodlands Texas a stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Wells Fargo Clearing Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 12, 2020 in which the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unauthorized transactions were executed in the customer’s account […]

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Ausdal Financial Accused Of Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Ponzi Schemes, Securities Fraud, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Ausdal Financial Accused Of Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

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 […]

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Cetera Stockbroker Sanctioned For Unauthorized Trading

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Cetera Stockbroker Sanctioned For Unauthorized Trading

John D. Craft of Philadelphia Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Financial Specialists LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for two months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Craft executed trades without authorization. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2019062964801 (Dec. […]

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Investors Accuse RBC Capital Of Unsuitable Stock Recommendations

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse RBC Capital Of Unsuitable Stock Recommendations

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 […]

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SW Stockbroker Investigated For Excessive Trading

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Churning, Excessive Trading, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on SW Stockbroker Investigated For Excessive Trading

Peter N. Girgis of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with SW Financial is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation on September 15, 2020 where Girgis may face disciplinary action from FINRA Department of Enforcement based on accusations of unsuitability and excessive trading by the stockbroker. According to FINRA Public […]

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FINRA Sanctions LPL Stockbroker For Selling Away

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on FINRA Sanctions LPL Stockbroker For Selling Away

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 […]

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Legend Securities Named In Securities Arbitration Claim By Investors For Churning

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Churning, Excessive Trading, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Legend Securities Named In Securities Arbitration Claim By Investors For Churning

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 […]

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FINRA Investigates Stockkings Stockbroker For Conversion

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on FINRA Investigates Stockkings Stockbroker For Conversion

Gregory Antonius Lewis of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with Stockkings Capital LLC is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation regarding allegations of Lewis possibly misusing customer funds and effecting unsuitable transactions in customer accounts. Case No. 20190606487 (Dec. 16, 2019). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that Department of Enforcement […]

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PHX Sanctioned By FINRA For Failure To Supervise

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Boilerroom Sales, Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on PHX Sanctioned By FINRA For Failure To Supervise

PHX Financial Inc. a securities broker dealer headquartered in New York New York and Robert Delaplain (branch supervisor and Chief Compliance Officer) have been censured and fined by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that PHX and Delaplain neglected to supervise stockbrokers who effected unsuitable transactions in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver […]

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Merrill Lynch Stockbroker Sanctioned For Selling Away

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Ponzi Schemes, Promissory Notes, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Merrill Lynch Stockbroker Sanctioned For Selling Away

Frank Howard Zito of Ridgeland Mississippi a stockbroker formerly registered with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for 16 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Zito engaged in private securities transactions and outside business activities while registered with […]

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NYLife Stockbroker Accused Of Selling Away Fake Cryptocurrencies

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on NYLife Stockbroker Accused Of Selling Away Fake Cryptocurrencies

Andre Pierre Senegal of Tinley Park Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with NYLife Securities LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 11, 2020 where the customer requested $15,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer did not receive any information relating to money that they provided to […]

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Securities America Settles Failure To Execute Claim

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Failure to Execute, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Securities America Settles Failure To Execute Claim

Curtis Brian Wilson of Tulsa Oklahoma a stockbroker currently registered with Securities America Inc. and an investment adviser representative of Beam Asset Management LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $25,000.00 in damages on October 19, 2020 based upon allegations that trades were not executed in a […]

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FINRA Bars Citigroup Stockbroker In Customer Theft Investigation

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on FINRA Bars Citigroup Stockbroker In Customer Theft Investigation

Najib Hossain Khan of Richmond Hill New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Khan neglected to cooperate with FINRA personnel during the period that he was investigated for theft of customer […]

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Benjamin Jerold Named In Securities Arbitration Claim For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Unauthorized Trading   |   Comments Off on Benjamin Jerold Named In Securities Arbitration Claim For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Juergen Weber of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Benjamin Jerold Brokerage LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $150,000.00 in compensatory damages based on Weber being found liable on the customer’s claims including the violation of California Elder […]

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Wells Fargo Stockbroker Barred For Failure To Pay Arbitration Award

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Wells Fargo Stockbroker Barred For Failure To Pay Arbitration Award

Nelson Michael Polun of Bel Air Maryland a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that Polun neglected to comply with FINRA’s request for information about his activities. Case No. 2019061783501 (Nov. 11, 2020). […]

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Investors File FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Chelsea Financial

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Forgery, Investment and Regulatory News, Promissory Notes   |   Comments Off on Investors File FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Chelsea Financial

George Marshall Warner of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Chelsea Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that promissory notes were sold by Warner away from the securities broker dealer. Financial Industry Regulatory […]

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UBS Financial Accused By Investors Of Concealing Investment Risk

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Bond Fraud, Failure to Disclose Risk/Warn, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on UBS Financial Accused By Investors Of Concealing Investment Risk

Melinda Joyce Abood of New York New York a stockbroker currently registered with UBS Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 21, 2020 where the customer requested $42,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer’s investment instructions were not followed concerning securities held in their UBS […]

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NEXT Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Selling Away Investigation

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on NEXT Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Selling Away Investigation

Brian Radoo of North Woodmere New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Next Financial Group has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Radoo failed to comply with FINRA when he was under investigation for possibly engaging in outside business activities. Letter of […]

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Investors File FINRA Securities Arbitration Claim Against Wells Fargo

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors File FINRA Securities Arbitration Claim Against Wells Fargo

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 […]

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Investors Name Edward Jones In FINRA Securities Arbitration Claim For Negligence

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Stockbroker Negligence   |   Comments Off on Investors Name Edward Jones In FINRA Securities Arbitration Claim For Negligence

Ronald James Radner of Delray Beach Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $475,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that a contract between the customer and the securities broker dealer had been breached and that the customer’s account […]

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Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Merrill Lynch For Misrepresentation

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Excessive Trading, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations, Variable Annuites   |   Comments Off on Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Merrill Lynch For Misrepresentation

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 […]

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Allstate Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft   |   Comments Off on Allstate Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

David Alan Stateman of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Allstate Financial Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he did not comply with FINRA personnel while he was under investigation for taking funds from a customer and for […]

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FINRA Investigates Cantone CEO For Misrepresentation

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Investment and Regulatory News, Municipal Bond Fraud   |   Comments Off on FINRA Investigates Cantone CEO For Misrepresentation

Anthony Joseph Cantone of Eatontown New Jersey a stockbroker and Chief Executive Officer of Cantone Research is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation into allegations that Cantone omitted and misrepresented information about municipal bonds and had committed securities fraud. Case No. 2017055886402 (Oct. 29, 2020). According to FINRA Public Disclosure, Cantone […]

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