Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., has been fined $10,000 and suspended for 15 months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because of Martinsen’s private securities transactions during the time that he was associated with Centaurus Finacnial Inc….

Cindy Lucille Porto Chiellini of Lexington, South Carolina, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $70,000.00 in damages founded on allegations of unsuitable real estate securities and corporate bonds being recommended by Chiellini during the time that…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park, New York, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is identified in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $15,801.50 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s account had been overconcentrated by Martinsen in real estate securities in illiquid investments while…

Ricky Alan Mantei (also known as Ricky Alan Mantel), a stockbroker and branch manager of Centaurus Financial, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that between 2013 and 2019, misrepresentations and unsuitable trades were made at Centaurus Financial. Financial…

Marcious Dickerson (also known as Marty Dickerson), of Livonia, Michigan, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was resolved for $39,500.00 in compensation to the customer founded on accusations that between March 23, 2020, and June 26, 2020, unauthorized trading of…

Marc Frederick Korsch, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., has been suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information about his activities. Case No. 2020066487801 (December 27, 2021). FINRA Public Disclosure…

Philip Anthony Simone, of Costa Mesa, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,001.00 in damages based upon accusations of their account being overconcentrated in complex, risky, and high-commission real estate securities while Simone was registered with…

Cindy Lucille Porto Chiellini of Lexington South Carolina a stockbroker registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. and JP Turner Company LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer sought $125,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of unsuitable recommendations of a corporate bond and a certificate of…

Galen Kyle Kopman of Vancouver Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $30,774.00 in damages founded on accusations that Kopman had the customer invest in high-risk and illiquid investments. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration No….

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $3,000,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that between November of 2007 and October of 2020, the customer’s account had been invested…

Marc Frederick Korsch of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that they had been invested in unsuitable investments including real estate securities and direct investments because of Korsch and…

Ricky Alan Mantei of Lexington South Carolina a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of JP Turner Company has been fined $15,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity according to a FINRA Extended Hearing Panel Decision containing findings that Mantei engaged in a prearranged trading scheme….

Jonathan H. Dudley of Atlanta Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Dudley failed to comply with FINRA while he was under investigation for potentially misusing a customer’s funds. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and…

Cindy Lucille Porto Chiellini (also known as Cindy L. Porto) of Lexington South Carolina a stockbroker currently associated with Centaurus Financial LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that between 2011 and March of 2020: (1) a fiduciary duty…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker associated with Centaurus Financial Inc. has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the stockbroker’s investment recommendations failed to be suitable for the Centaurus Financial customer. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…

Jose Angel Arizmendi of Encino California a stockbroker associated with Silber Bennett Financial Inc. has been barred by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity supported by allegations that the stockbroker neglected to respond to the regulator’s request for information about his activities. FINRA Case No. 2018057324301 (Dec….

Ricky Alan Mantei of Lexington South Carolina a stockbroker and branch manager of Centaurus Financial Inc. (also known as JP Turner Company) is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that (1) a fiduciary duty that was owed to the customer had…

Marc Frederick Korsch of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on June 5, 2019 where the customer sought $53,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that misleading or false information had been provided to the customer between 2014 and 2019 in regard to…

Katherine Greer Nishnic of Lexington South Carolina a stockbroker currently employed by Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that between 2010 and 2018: (1) transactions executed by the stockbroker failed to be suitable for the customer…

Cindy Lucille Porto Chiellini of Lexington South Carolina a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a regulatory action initiated by the State of Colorado in which the regulator is seeking to bar Chiellini from engaging in securities business in the State of Colorado supported by allegations that Chiellini engaged in…

Fortino Rene Rivera of Anaheim California a stockbroker formerly employed by Centaurus Financial Inc. has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Rivera lied to FINRA personnel when he had been investigated for having a joint account with an elderly customer…

David Bruce White of Bloomfield Hills Michigan a stockbroker formerly employed by Centaurus Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled to resolve the customer’s accusations that the customers were placed into an unsuitable oil and gas investment and had been induced to purchase the investment by way…

Donnie Eugene Ingram of Winter Haven Florida a stockbroker associated with Cetera Advisors LLC and Investors Capital Corp. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $23,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that Ingram executed unsuitable corporate debt and real estate investment trust trades in the customer’s account. Financial…

Bryon Edwin Martinsen of Kings Park New York a stockbroker currently employed by Centaurus Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $127,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Martinsen gave the customer bad advice concerning real estate securities held in the customer’s investment portfolio between…

Larry Joe Templin of Temple Texas a stockbroker formerly employed by Centaurus Financial 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 produce documentation and information for FINRA in its investigation into accusations of Templin’s bank fraud. Letter…

James Orth Davis of San Francisco California a stockbroker currently employed by Centaurus Financial, Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer sought unspecified damages based upon accusations including (1) negligent misrepresentation (2) omissions of information (3) fraud (4) breach of fiduciary duty and (5) violation of California…

Marc Frederick Korsch of Sarasota Florida a stockbroker currently employed by Centaurus Financial Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $55,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that (1) fixed annuity fees and surrender penalties were not reasonably explained to the customer and (2) recommendations to switch the…

William Charles Burks II of Flower Mound, Texas, a stockbroker currently employed by Centaurus Financial, Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 15, 2018 in which the customer requested $415,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was not provided adequate information pertaining to risks of real…

Ralph Quintana II of Upland California a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $143,775.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was (1) not provided adequate information regarding surrender penalties and fees relating to a variable annuity and…

Gregory John Richards of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $23,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that unsuitable investment recommendations had been made to the customer concerning real estate security and fixed annuity products. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority…

Patric Ken Baccam, of Hemet, California, has been charged by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a Complaint alleging that Hemet, inter alia, concocted a scheme to defraud investors in the sale of unsecured promissory notes. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Baccam, Docket No. 17-cv-172 (C.D. Cal. 2017). According to the Complaint,…

Stephen Eugene Winkelman Junior, of Pasadena, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial, Inc., was named in an Order issued by The State of Kansas Securities Commissioner which revoked Winkelman’s securities registration and instituted cease and desist sanctions against him based upon allegations that Winkelman falsified a customer’s consolidated financial statement and inflated values…

Marcious Dickerson, of Livonia, Michigan, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, which settled on September 1, 2015, for $97,983.70 in damages based upon allegations that Dickerson breached his fiduciary and contractual duties to the customer, effected unsuitable transactions in the customer’s account,…

David Bruce White, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial, Inc., has been named in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on July 27, 2016, in which the customer requested $75,000.00 in damages based upon allegation that White’s recommendations in limited partnership interests and direct participation programs caused the customer…

Leslie R. “Butch” Cabrinha, a stockbroker currently registered with Centaurus Financial, Inc., has been subject to a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on May 16, 2014, which was settled for $75,000.00 in damages. The customer’s claim, which pertained to Cabrinha’s conduct, was based upon allegations that the branch manager failed to supervise one of…

Jan E. Haynes, of La Jolla, California, a stockbroker formerly registered with Centaurus Financial, Inc., has been named in twelve customer initiated investment arbitration actions, according to FINRA Public Disclosure. Particularly, on July 17, 2014, Haynes settled a customer initiated investment arbitration action for $22,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Haynes misrepresented facts to…

Bryon E. Martinsen, of Northport, New York, a stockbroker with Centaurus Financial, Inc., was named in a customer dispute in which a customer is requesting $1,787,000.00 in damages after alleging that Martinsen sold the customer products that were unsuitable and had not been vetted with proper due diligence. According to FINRA BrokerCheck, Martinsen has also…