Ricardo Francois, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Caldwell International Securities, has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he failed to respond to a FINRA information request. Letter No. 2015043464602 (October 30, 2015). Prior to…

James Coleman Starks, of New York, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Caldwell International Securities, has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon allegations that Starks did not respond to a letter from FINRA which requested information from Starks. Case No. 2015043464601 (Oct….

John Billy Kakonikos, of Lake Success, New York, a stockbroker formerly associated with Caldwell International Securities, was fined $10,000.00 and suspended for eighteen months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized, as well as unsuitable and excessive trades in a customer…

Alex Etter, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with Caldwell International Securities, was fined $10,000.00, and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity per a FINRA Order Accepting Offer of Settlement containing findings that Etter effected unsuitable investment recommendations to customers. Department of Enforcement v….

Rasheed Adams of New York, a prior representative for Caldwell International Securities, was barred from association with any FINRA-registered firm in all capacities after failing to provide FINRA with requested documentation in connection with allegations that Adams engaged in excessive and unsuitable churning and trading in customer accounts, while also failing to disclose a total…