Joffre Salazar (also known as Jeff Salazar) of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Salazar forged signatures of customers on documents to effect…

Mark Lewton Hopkins of Grand Blanc Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with American Portfolios Financial Services has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with misappropriating $1,150,000.00 from customers who held accounts at American Portfolios Financial Services. SEC v. Mark L. Hopkins Case No. 20-cv-11980 (July 24, 2020). According to the Complaint, in 2017,…

Mark Lewton Hopkins of Grand Blanc Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with American Portfolios Financial Services Inc. is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Michigan Corporations Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Hopkins based upon allegations that he violated Michigan Securities Act by omitting to a…

Mark Lewton Hopkins of Grand Blanc Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with American Portfolios Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Hopkins failed to comply with a FINRA investigation into allegations of (1) Hopkins taking possession of…

Gary Arthur Forrest of Flint Michigan a stockbroker formerly employed by American Portfolio Financial Services has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for ten months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Forrest engaged in unapproved private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Ronald Benevento, of Holbrook, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with American Portfolio Financial Services, Inc., has been fined and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected unsuitable mutual fund switches in customer accounts, and mismarked customers trades as unsolicited….

Stuart Stein, of Hauppauge, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with MML Investors Services, LLC, was terminated from employment on August 5, 2016, based upon allegations that he mishandled information that the firm deemed private. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on January 12, 2016, Stein was also fired by his previous…

Voigt C. Kempson, of Sparta, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Commonwealth Financial Network, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized transactions in a customer’s account. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No….

Craig Gary Langweiler of Newton, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., was named in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Wells Notice, which indicated that a disciplinary action against Langweiler had been recommended by FINRA. Wells Notice No. 20140403477 (May. 1, 2017). The Notice indicated that from December of 2011 to…

Jeremy T. Monte, of Fairport, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with American Portfolios Financial Services, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he partook in outside business activities and private securities transactions which his firm did…

Jeffrey Davidson of Stuart, Florida, a stockbroker with American Portfolio Financial Services, was suspended from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in any and all capacities for three months and fined $10,000 after consenting to findings that he engaged in unsuitable mutual fund switching in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…

John D. Wiswell of Stuart, Florida, a stockbroker with American Portfolio Financial Services, was fined $5,000 and suspended for fifteen business days from association with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any principal capacity after consenting to findings that she failed to supervise a Stockbroker’s conduct in order to prevent unsuitable recommendations from…