Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services, a securities broker-dealer headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been censured and fined $100,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based in part on findings that it recommended unsuitable options to a customer and failed to supervise options trading in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2018057425202…

Steve Jeffrey Cummings of Fort Deposit, Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim where the customer sought $250,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Cummings’ misrepresentations and unsuitable sales of a business development company and real estate security…

Andrew W. Topka of Mount Pleasant South Carolina a stockbroker formerly registered with Kalos Capital Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $152,923.00 in damages based on accusations that the customer’s account had been overconcentrated in alternative investments by Topka when he was employed…

Jonathan Todd Pyne of Plymouth Minnesota a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $116,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of misrepresentation relating to their investments in real estate securities while Pyne was associated…

William Charles Sines (also known as Bill Sines) of Seminole Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on December 31, 2020 in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was sold an…

Farrukh Shazad Kazmi of Moorestown New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $350,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of failed due diligence relating to the customer’s investment in a business development company and real…

Gerald Lee Repasz (also known as Jerry Repasz) of East Peoria Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with Ausdal Financial Partners is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that they had been placed into unsuitable investments including real estate securities…

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

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

John William Carroll of Maumee Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services has been identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 13, 2020 where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that the customer had been placed into illiquid alternative investments including oil…

Mason Wayne Gann of Dallas Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that defrauded an elder customer by engaging in unsuitable options trading. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No….

John William Carroll of Maumee Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested damages estimated to exceed $5,000.00 supported by accusations that (1) misrepresentations had been made to the customer regarding the terms and conditions…

William Charles Sines (also known as Bill Sines) of Seminole Florida a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 23, 2019 in which the customer sought $38,651.89 in damages founded on allegations that unsuitable investment recommendations and high pressure sales…

Steve Jeffrey Cummings of Fort Deposit Alabama a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on July 30, 2019 where the customers requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) false or misleading statements had been made by the…

Shawn Bruce Davis of Auburn California a stockbroker formerly employed by Independent Financial Group LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in which the customer requested unspecified damages founded on accusations that (1) false or misleading statements had been made…

Mason Wayne Gann of Dallas Texas a stockbroker employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $40,000.00 in damages on January 22, 2019 supported by accusations that (1) Gann churned the customer’s investment portfolio (2) Gann executed unauthorized trades in the…

Jonathan Todd Pyne (also known as Jon Pyne) of Minneapolis Minnesota a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel Fischer Company Financial Services Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $9,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that between 2007 and 2015: (1) false or misleading statements had been made…

John Huey Neely of Edmond Oklahoma a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon Neely’s consent to findings that he executed unauthorized trades in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

Ricky Steven Geislinger of Watkins Minnesota a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which settled for $75,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) Geislinger made misrepresentations to the customer concerning the terms and conditions of the investments selected for the…

Joe Bryan Hall of Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested at least $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was placed in a real estate investment that was not appropriate for the customer given the customer’s objectives for…

Steve Jeffrey Cummings of Fort Deposit Alabama a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $300,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) Cummings misled the customer concerning direct investment products (2) Cummings placed the customer in inappropriate…

Jerome Alden Poole of Wilmington Delaware a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. has been discharged on June 12, 2018 supported by accusations that Poole neglected to timely submit customer account documentation to the firm’s compliance division. FINRA Public Disclosure additionally reveals that on June 4, 2013, a customer initiated investment…

John William Carroll of Maumee Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. has been discharged by the firm on January 29, 2018 supported by accusations that he neglected to abide by the firm’s correspondence policy. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure confirms that Carroll has been identified in two…

Alvery Anthony Bartlett Jr. of Saint Louis Missouri a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher Company Financial Services Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer sought $6,637,918.00 in damages founded on allegations that (1) unsuitable hedge funds and real estate securities had been effected in the customer’s…

Mason Wayne Gann of Dallas Texas is a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher and Company Financial Services Inc. who 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 placed unauthorized transactions in customers’ investment accounts. Letter of…

Andrew Jay Lowe of Centre Alabama is a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel Fisher and Company Financial Services who has been fired on November 1 2017 based upon allegations that he failed to timely make required disclosures to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regarding his activities. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that…

Berthel Fisher Co. Financial Services Inc. is a broker-dealer headquartered in Cedar Rapids Iowa that has been censured and fined two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars according to an Office of Hearing Officers Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that the firm failed to supervise unit investment trust transactions effected in customer accounts. Department…

Jeffrey Paul Dragon, of Burlington, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with Berthel, Fisher & Co. Financial Services, Inc., has been fined $50,000.00 and suspended for twenty-one months 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…

Jay Costa Kelter, of Johns Creek, Georgia, a former stockbroker with Berthel, Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc., has been charged in a Complaint by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging that he committed material omissions and misrepresentations to customers, misappropriated customers’ funds, and committed securities fraud. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jay Costa…

Dennis David Rasmusson, of Peoria, Arizona, a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel, Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Rasmusson breached his contractual duties, made misrepresentations to the customer, negligently handled the customer’s investment account,…

Jonathan Todd Pyne of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a stockbroker currently registered with Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 6, 2017, in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pyne misled the customer by inducing the customer’s…

Jerry McCutchen, of Mobile, Alabama, a stockbroker for Berthel, Fisher & Company Services, Inc., was permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he obstructed a FINRA investigation into allegations that McCutchen made unsuitable alternative investment recommendations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Over five years, former broker James Scott McKee defrauded the customers of the brokerage firms where he worked out of nearly $1 million, using lies and omissions to induce them to invest in various real estate ventures in which he had a direct or indirect financial interest, according to a complaint filed by the Financial…