Anthony George Makransky (also known as Tony Makransky), of League City, Texas, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Makransky made unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentations…

Cedric Percell Powell, of Tampa, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on October 28, 2021, for $13,468.00 in damages based upon allegations that Powell misappropriated funds from their mutual fund accounts during the period that Powell was associated with…

Daniel Theodore Wilson of Auburndale, Massachusetts, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $20,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Wilson made misrepresentations of material fact and made the unsuitable investment recommendation…

Richard Ray Miller (also known as Rick Miller), of Shelton, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on March 13, 2024, to resolve allegations that Miller sold direct investments, over-the-counter equities, and stocks from the customer’s Ameriprise One account without authorization…

Cynthia S. Beyerlein of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been fined and suspended for eight months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Beyerlein, in 2021, while registered through an association with Ameriprise, Beyerlein borrowed approximately $190,000 from a firm customer without…

John Douglas Engler Sr. of Martinez, Georgia, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Engler failed to testify in a FINRA investigation into allegations of misappropriation during the time that he was associated with Ameriprise Financial Services…

Lawrence Michael Margolin (also known as Lawrence Maroglin), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $14,900.00 in damages based upon alleged gross negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unsuitable…

Albert Anthony Bevilacqua III (also known as Tony Bevilacqua), of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Bevilacqua made unsuitable recommendations in…

Roy Chuck Waugh of Lawton, Oklahoma, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Waugh did not change the beneficiaries on a customer’s account according to the…

Rene’ Tapia Espinoza of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on July 20, 2023. The customer requested $13,871.90 in damages based upon allegations that Espinoza made misrepresentations of material facts in connection with the sale of variable annuities while associated…

Eric Vance Kubiak of Cheektowaga, New York, a stockbroker previously registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Kubiak refused to provide information and documents in an investigation concerning his potential outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

Matthew Thomas Mierzycki of Round Rock, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Mierzycki engaged in unauthorized trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021073142301 (Dec. 5, 2023)….

Brian Jesse Singleton, based in Pocatello, Idaho, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer-initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $14,999.00 in damages. The claim alleged that Singleton misrepresented the risk of a structured note that was purchased by the customer during the time that…

Gregory Alan Jacobson, of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker associated with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $4,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Jacobson made an unsuitable investment recommendation to the customer. FINRA Arbitration…

Brent William Makarczyk, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $54,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Makarczyk made unsuitable recommendations of real estate securities, life insurance products, and variable…

Kimberlee Marie Orth (also known as Kim Kais and Kimberlee Kais), of Wilmington, Delaware, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on June 14, 2022, for $41,642.25 in damages based upon allegations that Orth provided inaccurate information to the customer concerning…

Shawn David Bumgardner of Southgate, Michigan, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $500,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Bumgardner made unsuitable recommendations of variable annuities when Bumgardner was associated with…

Henry Joseph Cormier of Farmington, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on January 31, 2022, for $41,277.44 in damages based upon allegations that Cormier engaged in unauthorized trading in over-the-counter equities when Cormier was associated with Ameriprise Financial Services…

Matthew Wayne Shaughnessy (also known as Matthew Shughnessy), of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on March 23, 2023, in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Shaughnessy made misrepresentations of material fact and made unsuitable…

Jason Leonard Garofalo of Las Vegas, Nevada, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Garofalo made unsuitable recommendations of Hospitality Investor’s Trust and Inventrust Real…

Peter Dieter Nett of The Woodlands, Texas, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer was awarded $30,000.00 in compensatory damages because Ameriprise Financial Services LLC was held liable on the customer’s claims which included that its stockbroker made…

Scott Jay Matalon, of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Matalon failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and…

Mark Ryan Bierdeman of Fargo, North Dakota, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., has been fined $2,500.00 by State of Minnesota Department of Commerce because Bierdeman made unsuitable recommendations in connection with the replacement of a customer’s life insurance policy. Order No. 2909 (November 17, 2022). Public Disclosure shows that Bierdeman is also…

Shawn Elizabeth Parker of Schaumburg, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Parker converted $25,000.00 from Ameriprise Financial Services. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019064551501 (April 20, 2022). Parker hosted an  event for approximately…

Thais Drummond Piotrowski (also known as Thais Drummond Moreira), of Boca Raton, FL, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $150,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Piotrowski made unsuitable recommendations of Business Development Companies or…

Cathie Ann Joughin (also known as Cathie Joughin Barnard), of Bakersfield, CA, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Joughin failed to provide information and documents to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of…

Eddy C. Chou of San Francisco, California, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Chou failed to respond to FINRA’s request for information. FINRA Case No. 2021071392801 (August 26, 2022). FINRA Public Disclosure shows that Chou was…

Keith Matthew Kordich of Boca Raton, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Morgan Stanley, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Kordich made unsuitable investment recommendations during the period Kordich was associated with Morgan Stanley. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Joseph Lawrence Peggs (also known as Larry Peggs), of Seminole, Florida, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil suit which was settled for $30,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Peggs failed to follow the customer’s intentions concerning beneficiary designations on annuities. Civil Action…

Ronald Robert Walchack (also known as Ron Walchack), of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Walchack failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Case No. 2021072021501 (Sept….

Daniel T. Minich of Bradford, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Minich engaged in private securities transactions or “selling away.” Order Accepting Offer of Settlement No. 2020066999801 (June 6,…

Francis Joseph Velten Jr. of New Port Richey, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Case No. 2020066032801 (July 19, 2022). According to the Default Decision, Velten…

Dusty Lynn Sternadel (also known as Dusty Lynn Veitenheimer) of Wichita Falls, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, has been barred from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that Sternadel failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2022076046801 (Sept….

John Anthony Busco of Toms River, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $10,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Busco made unsuitable transactions in connection with the recommendation and sale of direct investments…

Everett Bryant Ellis (also known as Rett Ellis) of Gulf Breeze, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with BBVA Securities Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on March 3, 2022, where the customer requested $100,000.00 or more in damages based upon accusations that Ellis made unsuitable recommendations in connection with the recommendation…

James William Dunn Jr., of Vienna, Virginia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., is done, and has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon the refusal to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of his unauthorized trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

David Charles Turetzky of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Morgan Stanley, was identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $390,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Turetzky failed to supervise a stockbroker’s management of investment accounts at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Financial Industry…

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 which was settled for $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Ginsberg made  unsuitable alternative investment recommendations while associated with Royal Alliance. Financial Industry Regulatory…

Edric Michael McSween of Naples, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to comply with the regulator while under investigation for potentially engaging in unauthorized outside business activities and unauthorized…

Jonathan Michael Turner of Hershey, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings of Turner’s participation in private securities transactions when he was registered with Ameriprise Financial Services. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver,…

Francis Joseph Velten (also known as Frank Velten) of New Port Richey, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services Inc., has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement with failing to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into accusations of Velten’s churning of customer accounts when he was employed by…

Mark Allen Barrand of Denver, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of Barrand’s unsuitable investment advice as it pertained to real estate securities when Barrand was registered with…

Ronald Scott Bright, of Milwaukie, Oregon, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, 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 Bright effected unauthorized transactions in customer accounts during the time that he was employed by Edward Jones. Letter of…

Barry David Abrams, of Marlton, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 10, 2020, where the customer requested compensatory damages founded on allegations of Abrams providing an unsuitable investment recommendation to the customer concerning FS Energy Power Fund…

Jonathan Ben Mirer, of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested more than $75,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated by Mirer in unsuitable investments when Mirer was registered with Wells Fargo…

Stephen Christopher Tadlock (also known as Chris Tadlock), of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $65,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of Tadlock making an unsuitable recommendation to the customer concerning an annuity exchange…

Frank Joseph Coussens, of Coral Gables, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 27, 2020, in which the customer sought $29,918.55 in damages based upon accusations of them being placed into an unsuitable direct investment when Coussens was registered with…

Arthur Stewart Hoffman (also known as Art Hoffman) of Glendale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $358,183.00 in damages founded upon accusations of them being placed into Zima Digital Assets because of Hoffman’s unsuitable investment…

Evan Kyle Davis (also known as Garry Davis) a stockbroker formerly registered with Raymond James Associates Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages founded upon accusations of the violation of Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 10(b) in reference to the unit…

Norman Arnold Robbins (also known as Norman Arnold Rosenberg) of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of an overconcentration of their account in commodity funds, real estate…

Shawn Elizabeth Parker of Schaumburg Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 12, 2021 where the customer requested $254,336.56 in damages founded on accusations of Parker misrepresenting benefits and features on a living benefit rider on their RiverSource RAVA 5…

Bryant Edwin Caveness of Kingsport Tennessee a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $230,000.00 in damages supported by accusations of unsuitable trades and breach of fiduciary duty by Caveness when he was associated with Ameriprise…

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…

Fadi Sami Soliman of Liverpool New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services and IBN Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a New Jersey Bureau of Securities Order in which his securities agent registration in the state has been revoked as of October 15, 2020 founded on Soliman being sanctioned by Financial Industry…

Richard Paul Martin of Goshen New York a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $330,430.00 in damages based on accusations of the customer being sold unsuitable investments including non-traded real estate investment trusts, annuities and insurance products…

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…

Arthur Stewart Hoffman (also known as Art Hoffman) of Glendale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $172,688.03 in damages founded on allegations that they had been advised by Hoffman to invest in Zima Global Ventures…

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…

David Charles Turetzky of Saddle Brook New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of sales practice violations pertaining to the customer’s account at Ameriprise. Financial Industry Regulatory…

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…

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…

Anthony John Leopizzi of White Plains New York a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on July 20, 2020 for $27,586.23 in damages based upon allegations of stock being sold from the customer’s Ameriprise Financial Services account without the customer’s…

Eric Travis Roark of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on July 14, 2020 based upon accusations that Roark effected excessive fixed income securities trades in violation of company policy. Roark has been identified in two customer initiated investment related disputes…

Sean Michael Refsnider of Haddon Heights New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings of Refsnider failing to cooperate with a…

Shawn Elizabeth Parker of Schaumburg Illinois a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services LLC has been terminated by the securities broker dealer on June 8, 2020 supported by allegations of her violation of company policy. Parker has been identified in five customer initiated investment related disputes containing allegations of her misconduct while she was…

Barry David Abrams of Marlton New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $20,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable investments including Corporate Capital Trust and FS Energy and Power (FSEP) which…

Bryant Edwin Caveness of Kingsport Tennessee a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that Caveness failed to comply with a FINRA investigation in regard to money that the stockbroker received from elderly customers. Letter of…

Thomas David Sharp (also known as Tom Sharp) of Gold River Colorado a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in the Sacramento County California Superior Court where the customer sought unspecified damages based upon accusations of negligence and breach of a fiduciary…

Steven Glen Friedman of McLean Virginia a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on accusations that he failed to furnish information to FINRA in response to its inquiry into his activities. Case No. 2018058107301 (July 1, 2019)….

Robert Nicholas Korzik (also known as Bob Korzik) of Little Falls New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been fined $8,500.00 and suspended for nine months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in private securities…

Arthur Stewart Hoffman (also known as Art S. Hoffman) of Glendale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of him engaging in…

Sean Michael Refsnider of Haddon Heights New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been charged by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement in a Complaint alleging that she converted funds belonging to a customer of Ameriprise. Department of Enforcement v. Sean Michael Refsnider Disciplinary Proceeding No. 2019063790901 (Apr….

Geraldine Gordon of Lexington Kentucky a stockbroker currently associated with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint on December 10, 2018 in which the customer requested $149,980.77 in damages supported by allegations that closed end mutual fund recommendations made by Gordon failed to be suitable for the Ameriprise…

Edward Anthony Torres of Anaheim California a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 6, 2019 in which the customer requested $22,169.16 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was provided with poor investment advice by Torres in regards to the…

Bradley Leo Renberg of West Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $380,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of speculative and unsuitable energy sector equities held in the customer’s account at Ameriprise Financial Services. Financial Industry…

Mark Joseph Sachse of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity based upon allegations that the stockbroker failed to respond to the regulator’s request for information about his activities. FINRA Case No. 2018057939001…

William David Utanski of Fort Lauderdale a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $125,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer was poorly advised on common or preferred stocks and (2) transactions failed to be suitable…

Tom Gilliam Parks Jr. (also known as Gil Parks) of Stephenville Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $35,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that between August of 2014 and January of 2018, the customer had been…

William Wesley Marshall of Plano Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $399,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was advised by Marshall to purchase fraudulent Colorado Rare Earths and BioChemics Inc. stocks that caused the customer…

Michael Anthony Lipscomb of Orlando Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer was awarded $40,000.00 in compensatory damages based upon Ameriprise being found liable on the customer’s claims including that (1) fiduciary duties were violated (2) contractual obligations had…

David Cohen Drees of Sandy Utah a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Drees neglected to cooperate with a FINRA inquiry that had been made after Drees was terminated from Ameriprise. Case No….

Peter Richard Erhart of Roanoke Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that he neglected to provide information to FINRA personnel that was requested of him during a pre-investigation inquiry. Case No. 2018058452701…

Joseph Lawrence Peggs of Seminole Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a civil action brought in the Circuit Court of Florida in which the plaintiff requested unspecified damages founded on allegations of the failure to execute distributions from the customer’s investment account in accordance with the customer’s…

James Edward Knee (also known as Jim Knee) of Concord New Hampshire a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 26, 2019 in which the customer requested $20,615.79 in damages based upon allegations that unfounded statements had been made concerning an…

Steven Tarasius Yellen of El Paso Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. 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 which included that (1) unauthorized trades were executed in a customer’s investment account by…

Richard Paul Martin of Wappinger Falls New York a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on April 29, 2019 where the customer requested $13,763.63 in damages based upon allegations of the customer being poorly advised by Martin in regard to the purchase of…

William George Davis of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by accusations that (1) Davis solicited investments that were not authorized by Ameriprise to be solicited and (2) Davis mismarked…

Li-Lin Hsu (also known as Yilin Hsu) of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Hsu failed to comply with paying a customer $675,000.00 in damages after being found liable…

Sof New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 2, 2018 where the customer sought $97,140.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was placed into unsuitable annuity products between 2012 and 2016. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

William David Utanski of Fort Lauderdale Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled on August 7, 2017 to resolve accusations that the customer was inappropriately placed into speculative over-the-counter equities by Utanski during the time he was associated with Ameriprise…

William Gregory Barker of Tallahassee Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which had been resolved for $46,000.00 on May 23, 2019 supported by accusations that: (1) unit investment trust and equity transactions executed in the customer’s account were inappropriate for the…

Steven Michael Roffman of Jacksonville Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that (1) Roffman effected transactions in a customer’s account without the customer’s permission and (2) Roffman solicited customer…

Lorene Fairbanks (also known as Lori Miller) of Canfield Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Fairbanks entered into an unapproved customer loan arrangement in which Fairbanks…

Corey Lee Mireau of Eden Prairie Minnesota a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that (1) Mireau engaged in unapproved outside business activities (2) Mireau executed…

Ziv Ohel of Long Grove Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by CFD Investments Inc. has been discharged on September 6, 2017 based upon accusations from a customer who claimed that (1) unsuitable transactions were executed in the customer’s account (2) fiduciary duties owed to the customer had been breached and (3) trades were placed in…

Jim Jinkook Seol of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a National Adjudicatory Council Decision which affirmed FINRA’s Hearing Panel’s Decision containing findings that Seol sold away from his firm and engaged in…

Dorothy Greppin Powers of Las Vegas Nevada a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been named in an investment related complaint on August 9, 2017 in which the customer sought $19,468.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was placed in a variable universal life insurance contract that was not appropriate…

Steven Michael Roffman of Jacksonville Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on March 22, 2016 supported by accusations that (1) Roffman inappropriately solicited one or more customer’s investments in leveraged and inverse ETF investments (2) Roffman traded in customer accounts without written authorization from the…

Dana Harold Nelson of Ann Arbor Michigan a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 11, 2016 in which the customer requested $38,858.76 in damages supported by accusations that the customer’s purchase of Inland American Real Estate Investment Trust was not appropriate…

Paul Gordon of Paramus New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by RBC Capital Markets LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled for at least $5,000.00 on January 31, 2018 based upon accusations that the customer was provided unsuitable investment recommendations concerning the purchase of municipal bonds despite…

Robert A. Perconte of Port St. Lucie Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Perconte neglected to respond to FINRA’s request for information which possibly concerned Perconte’s possible outside business activities as referenced…

Carroll Thomas Clark Jr. (also known as Tom Clark) of Miami Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $75,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) investment recommendations concerning real estate securities were not suitable for the customer…

Timothy John Knutson of Saint James Minnesota a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized transactions in Ameriprise Financial Services’ customer accounts. Letter…

Frederick Michael Miller of Flint Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Miller failed to report to FINRA whether he complied with a settlement agreement or an arbitration award. Case No….

Jack Alan Quick of New Home Minnesota a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $214,180.00 in damages supported by accusations that (1) Quick made investment recommendations to the customer that were not suitable regarding variable annuities, variable life insurance,…

Sherry Dee Johnson (also known as Sherry D. Sandwick) of Minneapolis Minnesota a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 22, 2016 where the customer sought $16,093.40 in damages founded on allegations that Johnson’s existing annuity was surrendered and transitioned into…

Julie Ann Smith of Durham North Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was resolved on November 16, 2018 for $115,966.29 in damages supported by allegations that Smith utilized an unsuitable market-timing investment strategy involving non-traditional investments which included (1) derivatives…

Kenneth Allan Franklin of Aliso Viejo California a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint in which the customer requested $8,008.62 in damages based upon accusations that Franklin misrepresented the liquidity of the customer’s real estate investment trust holdings. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Scott Allen Edwards of Minneapolis Minnesota a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which customers were awarded $13,652.29 in compensatory damages based on Edwards having been found liable on the customers’ claims that (1) Edwards negligently transacted in the customers’ accounts…

William Lynn Bynum of Trenton Michigan a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 28, 2017 in which the customer sought $66,960.73 in damages based upon allegations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning a variable universal life…

Randyl Robert Taber of West Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on May 10, 2017 based upon accusations that Taber committed numerous violations of Ameriprise Financial Services’ policy by implementing an “investment strategy” that was not suitable for customers of the firm. FINRA…

Susan Louise Wagner of Perrysburg Ohio a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 24, 2017 in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 based upon accusations that Wagner poorly advised the customer in regard to the customer’s individual…

Bert Thomas Bowler of New Canaan Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. was referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim by where the customer sought $50,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer was poorly advised with respect to the purchase of a variable universal life insurance policy….

Kevin Scott Kellogg of San Diego California a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $247,112.52 in damages founded on accusations that (1) fiduciary duties owed to the customer were not abided by (2) unauthorized transactions were placed in…

Kevin Thomas Moran of San Francisco California a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by Ameriprise on August 10, 2017 supported by accusations that Moran failed to conform to the firm’s policies as a result of his solicitation of equities failing to meet the firm’s ratings and research specifications. Financial…

Richard Paul Martin of Wappinger Falls New York a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 23, 2017 where the customer sought $43,661.73 in damages based upon allegations that from June 2012 to August 2014, Martin sold the customer annuities that…

Ronald Dewayne Smith Jr. of Austin Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $136,239.00 in damages based upon allegations that Smith poorly advised the customer concerning CNL Lifestyle Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Joseph Peter Colell Jr. of Westborough Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on July 20, 2018 based upon allegations that Colell violated the firm’s conduct policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that Colell has been identified in five customer initiated investment related…

Vincent Leonard Petrangelo of Springfield Massachusetts a stockbroker employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been ordered by the Massachusetts Securities Division to be placed on heightened supervision as a condition of registering with Ameriprise in the state of Massachusetts based upon Petrangelo’s history of transgressions including his disclosure of five customer complaints alleging (1)…

Randall William Hunt of Toledo Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon accusations that he ignored requests from FINRA concerning his business activities. Case No. 2017053653401 (Dec. 11, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that…

Jeffrey Joseph Kelly of Getzville New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise 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 he failed to provide information and documentation to FINRA concerning his possible misappropriation or conversion of customer…

Justin A. Parker of Schaumburg Illinois a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint where the customer requested $16,977.87 in damages founded on accusations that unauthorized TFCVX trades effected in the customer’s account in March of 2014 that the customer did not authorize. Financial Industry…

John Nicholas Matson of Los Angeles California a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on March 8, 2017 in which the customer requested $33,685.00 in damages supported by allegations that Matson failed to supervise and appropriately manage the customer’s assets which caused the…

Mark Christopher Massaro of Williamsville New York a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $750,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unsuitable recommendations had been made to the customer in reference to the holding of an insurance policy. Financial…

John Tao of Plantation Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 8, 2018 where the customer requested $84,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that Tao effected exchange-traded funds in the customer’s investment account that were not suitable for the customer…

My stockbroker stole my money. Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. will pay $4.5 million to the United States Securities & Exchange Commission to settle charges that it failed to safeguard retail investor assets from theft by its representatives. Ameriprise Financial Services provides brokerage services to customers and advisory clients through a national network of approximately 9,700…

Eric Steven Korhut of Johnstown Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. 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 executed unauthorized trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2016051348101…

Leslie George Markus, Jr., of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that Markus effected…

James Richard Tuberosa of Sun City Center Florida a stockbroker employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $700,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s assets had been mishandled wherein options and equities transactions had been inappropriately traded. Financial Industry…

Fadi Sami Soliman of Red Bank New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint where the customer sought $33,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was not provided information about six months of sales charges assessed to the customer pertaining to…

Nicholas Modesto Disesso of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged from the firm on February 12, 2016 founded on allegations that he violated the firm’s policies concerning (1) outside business activities (2) borrowing from customers and (3) disclosures required by FINRA. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Robert Neal Kampfer of Woodbury New York a stockbroker employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigation commencing on February 16, 2018 concerning accusations of Kampfer violating (1) FINRA Rules 2010 and 2111 by effecting unsuitable mutual fund trades in customer accounts and (2) FINRA Rule…

Bradley Leo Renberg of West Des Moines Iowa a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 9, 2018 in which the customer sought $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that in 2017, Renberg effected unauthorized trades in the customer’s account and made investment…

Joseph Anthony Zarlenga of Bradenton Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on February 5, 2018 where the customer sought $40,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the performance of the customer’s exchange traded…

Maria Nancy Tamburro of Florham Park New Jersey a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise 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 she effected unauthorized trades in customer accounts and failed to timely cooperate with FINRA’s investigation into…

Anthony John Leopizzi of White Plains New York a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $60,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that (1) the customer’s account was mismanaged and (2) unsuitable energy-sector equity transactions were effected in the customer’s…

Brian John Hussey Jr. of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he made unsuitable investment recommendations to a customer and falsified Ameriprise’s records and books….

Mark Joseph Sachse of Overland Park Kansas a stockbroker employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on March 22, 2018 based upon accusations that he violated Ameriprise’s policies by furnishing information to a customer that was misleading. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on March 5, 2018,…

Daeil Dave Ro of Bellevue Washington a stockbroker and investment advisor formerly employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been barred by The State of Washington Department of Financial Institutions from being owner or principal of a broker dealer and ordered to cease and desist from violating the Securities Act of Washington’s anti-fraud provisions based…

Gregory Alan Fulcher of Gonzales Louisiana a stockbroker currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 2, 2016 where the customer sought $15,745.13 in damages supported by allegations that (1) the customer was inappropriately guided to the purchase of a variable annuity (2)…

Richard Dell Dunagan of Austin Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $261,521.05 in damages founded on allegations that trades were executed in the customer’s account on an excessive and unsuitable basis from 2007 to 2016. Financial Industry…

Ryan Jeffrey Beal of Columbus Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has been terminated on August 22, 2017 amid the firm’s investigation into Beal’s possible unauthorized trading in customers’ accounts. FINRA Public Disclosure additionally reveals that on November 13, 2006, a customer initiated investment related complaint regarding Beal’s conduct was settled…

Richard Scott Ewing of Richmond Virginia a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. is named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $52,500.00 in damages based upon accusations including (1) breach of fiduciary duty (2) excessive fees (3) misrepresentation (4) suitability and (5) violation of state and federal securities…

Steven Tarasius Yellen of El Paso Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial has been terminated on January 12, 2018 based upon allegations that he engaged in options trading and outside business activities in violation of Ameriprise Financial’s policy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that on November 13, 2015, a customer…

Malcolm Lynn Norris of South Carolina is a former Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. registered representative who is the subject of customer initiated investment related written complaint on November 7, 2016 where the customer sought $143,220.62 in damages supported by accusations that (1) an unsuitable business development company purchase had been effected in the customer’s account…

Brian Thomas Perry of Orange Park Florida is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on consenting to findings that he neglected to provide FINRA with a response to its request for information from Perry….

Mark Allen Barrand of Lone Tree Colorado is a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 11, 2018 in which the customer requested $138,500.00 in damages supported by allegations that Barrand made misrepresentations to the customer concerning the terms of…

Steven Carroll Wall of New Brighton Minnesota is a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint November 20, 2017 in which the customer sought $48,515.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) unsuitable investment recommendations were made to the customer concerning exchange…

Michael Douglas Hanke of Lutz Florida is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he exercised discretion in a customer’s account without authorization and mismarked the customer’s order…

Corey Lee Mireau of Eden Prairie Minnesota is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who has been terminated from employment on September 15 2017 based upon allegations that he potentially violated the firm’s policies concerning outside business activities and customer loan arrangements. Mireau reportedly resigned while under the firm’s suspension. Financial Industry…

John Scott Elliott of Overland Park Kansas is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to accusations that Elliott failed to provide information to FINRA regarding his business activities. Letter No. 2016051253201 (Mar. 6 2017)….

Stanley Robert Cohen of Calabasas California is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested over three hundred sixty-one thousand dollars in damages founded on allegations that Cohen made unsuitable fixed and variable annuity recommendations to the customer and…

Tom Gilliam Parks Jr. of Stephenville Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. who is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 6 2017 where the customer requested four hundred thousand dollars in damages founded on allegations that Parks made unsuitable investment recommendations to the customer…

Andrew Joseph Hall, of Portland, Oregon, a stockbroker currently employed with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, wherein the customer was awarded $191,772.00 in damages supported by findings that from May of 2014 to December of 2015, Hall negligently handled the customer’s investment account, breached his…

Larry Martin Boggs of Dallas, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise 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 he improperly exercised discretion in a customer’s account, and placed unsuitable and excessive trades in the customer’s account. Letter…

Keith Owen Flynn of Henderson, Nevada, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 18, 2017, where the customer sought $56,849.56 in damages based upon allegations that Flynn sold the customer a variable life insurance policy in January of 2017 without having reasonably…

Daniel Paul Doogs of Aurora, Indiana, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by allegations that Doogs failed to provide FINRA with a response to FINRA’s request for information about his business activities. FINRA Letter No. 2017053751801…

Roy Elmer McGuffin of Cincinnati, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., was terminated from employment on September 19, 2017, based upon accusations that he may have violated the firm’s policies with respect to a customer’s beneficiary designation. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that on August 9, 2017, a customer…

Leslie George Markus, Jr. of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been charged in a Complaint by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement alleging that Markus effected unauthorized trades in customer accounts, and falsified statements to FINRA personnel in regard to his trading activities. Department of…

William Wesley Marshall of Plano, Texas, a stockbroker currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of omissions and misrepresentations and unsuitable investment recommendations relating to the sales of unregistered corporate debt securities. FINRA…

Peter Frederick Butler of Cambridge, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been terminated from employment on January 12, 2017, based upon allegations that he sold away from the firm and engaged in unapproved outside business activities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Butler has been identified in five…