Tag Archives: Cetera Advisor Networks LLC

FINRA Sanctions Cetera $1 Million For The Failure To Supervise

January 03, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Failure To Supervise, Investment and Regulatory News, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on FINRA Sanctions Cetera $1 Million For The Failure To Supervise

Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Advisors LLC and Cetera Financial Specialists LLC have been censured and collectively fined $1,000,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) founded on findings of the securities firms’ failure to supervise their stockbrokers’ private securities transactions and failure to preserve records relating to those outside transactions. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and […]

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Investors Accuse Cetera Advisor Networks Of Unsuitable REIT Sales

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Alternative Investments, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News, Non-traded REITs   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Cetera Advisor Networks Of Unsuitable REIT Sales

Scott Michael Barber of Dubois Pennsylvania a former stockbroker and investment adviser representative of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 30, 2020 in which the customer requested $130,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that real estate security transactions executed in the customer’s Cetera Advisor […]

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Hoplon Financial Charged By SEC With Securities Fraud

December 22, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Securities Fraud   |   Comments Off on Hoplon Financial Charged By SEC With Securities Fraud

Daniel Benjamin Vazquez Sr. (also known as Dan Vasquez Senior) of Irvine California a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is the subject of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative proceedings in which the regulator will determine whether to bar Vazquez as a stockbroker or investment adviser representative among other capacities founded on allegations […]

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Investors Accuse Summit Brokerage Of Providing Bad Investment Advice

December 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Bond Fraud, FINRA Securities Arbitration, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Summit Brokerage Of Providing Bad Investment Advice

James Whitney Story (also known as Whit Story) of Fitzgerald Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with Summit Brokerage Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $50,000.00 in damages founded on allegations that fixed income securities had been recommended by Story during the time that he was associated […]

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Investors Bring Arbitration Claims Against Cetera Advisors For Goldmine Scam

November 04, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Securities Arbitration Claims, Selling Away and Outside Activities, Stockbroker Negligence   |   Comments Off on Investors Bring Arbitration Claims Against Cetera Advisors For Goldmine Scam

Ken Alan Balser of Colorado Springs Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $35,695.00 in damages based upon accusations of Balser breaching a fiduciary duty do the customer and having defrauded the customer while employed by Cetera Advisors […]

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Cetera Advisors Sued For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

September 14, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Cetera Advisors Sued For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Roger Lee Owens of Elkton Maryland a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations that a fiduciary duty which had been owed to the customer by the stockbroker was violated and that the customer had […]

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Cetera Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

August 27, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Cetera Stockbroker Barred By FINRA In Investigation

Stanley Bernard Secor of Salt Lake City Utah a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Secor refused to provide documents and information to FINRA when he was being investigated for possible violations of […]

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Investors Sue Cetera For Unsuitable Private Placement Sales

August 27, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Business Development Companies, Non-traded REITs, Private Placement Fraud, Securities Arbitration Claims, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Investors Sue Cetera For Unsuitable Private Placement Sales

Susan Lavon Welo of Mayville North Dakota a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages founded on accusations of unsuitable private placements being sold to the customer while Welo was employed by Securities America Inc. and […]

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Cetera Advisors Stockbroker Sanctioned By FINRA For Lying

July 11, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on Cetera Advisors Stockbroker Sanctioned By FINRA For Lying

Henry Arthur Taylor III (also known as Trey Taylor) of Springdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors Networks LLC has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Taylor sold away from the securities broker dealer. […]

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Investors Sue BMO Harris For Structured Note Fraud

July 11, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Securities Arbitration Claims, Securities Fraud, Structured Products   |   Comments Off on Investors Sue BMO Harris For Structured Note Fraud

Keith Frederick France of Indianapolis Indiana a stockbroker formerly registered with BMO Harris Financial Advisors Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on April 29, 2019 in which the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer had been sold a market linked certificate of deposit […]

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Cetera Sued For Defective Investment Advice

June 24, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Securities Arbitration Claims, Unsuitable Investment Recommendations   |   Comments Off on Cetera Sued For Defective Investment Advice

Joanna Moran (also known as Joanna Brost) of Hawthorne Nevada a stockbroker currently registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was settled for $25,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer was provided with unsuitable investment advice by Moran regarding an investment in […]

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Investors Sue Cetera Advisors For Negligence

May 13, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   Comments Off on Investors Sue Cetera Advisors For Negligence

Mark Allen Barrand of Highland Ranch Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $65,000.00 in damages based upon allegations including negligence and the breach of a fiduciary duty as it pertained to Barrand’s sale of limited partnership […]

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Investors Accuse Cetera Unsuitable REIT Recommendations

April 18, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Forgery, Investment and Regulatory News   |   Comments Off on Investors Accuse Cetera Unsuitable REIT Recommendations

Xiangyu Yu Zhang (also known as Sean Zhang) of Alhambra California a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Investment Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled on December 2, 2019 for $4,479.01 in damages based upon allegations that misrepresentations were made to the customer concerning real estate investment trusts […]

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Investors Sue Cetera Advisors For Negligence

April 18, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Investment and Regulatory News, Securities Arbitration Claims, Selling Away and Outside Activities, Stockbroker Negligence   |   Comments Off on Investors Sue Cetera Advisors For Negligence

Kenneth Alan Balser of Colorado Springs Colorado a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC has been identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $103,664.82 in damages founded on accusations that (1) the stockbroker’s negligence resulted in the customer’s losses (2) a fiduciary duty was breached by Balser (3) […]

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Cetera Investment Services Accused Of Stockbroker Theft

April 08, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Misappropriation of Funds, Stockbroker Theft, Variable Annuites   |   Comments Off on Cetera Investment Services Accused Of Stockbroker Theft

Mark Angelo Senofonte of Toms River New Jersey a stockbroker registered with Cetera Investment Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on September 6, 2019 in which the customer requested $75,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s fixed annuity had been liquidated without the customer’s consent and that the […]

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Investors Sue Cetera Advisors For Stockbroker Misconduct

March 26, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Securities Arbitration Claims, Stockbroker Negligence   |   Comments Off on Investors Sue Cetera Advisors For Stockbroker Misconduct

George Craig Merhoff Jr. of Klamath Falls Oregon a stockbroker associated with Cetera Advisors LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $43,000.00 in damages based upon allegations of Merhoff’s unsuitable stock trading. FINRA Arbitration No. 20-00551. According to the claim, transactions were negligent and violative […]

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FINRA Sanctions Cetera Stockbroker For Selling Away

March 26, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Selling Away and Outside Activities   |   Comments Off on FINRA Sanctions Cetera Stockbroker For Selling Away

Scott Patrick Kozak of Highlands Ranch Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he engaged in undisclosed private securities transactions and outside business activities. Letter […]

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Cetera Advisors Stockbroker Sanctioned For Selling Away

Roger Lee Owens of Elkton Maryland a stockbroker employed by Cetera Advisors LLC has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Owens engaging in private securities transactions in which he sold Cetera customers promissory notes in Woodbridge Group of Companies […]

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Investors Capital Corp Sued By Investors For REIT Misconduct

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 […]

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Regulators Sanctions Cetera Stockbroker For Selling Away

Ken Alan Balser of Colorado Springs Colorado a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a Colorado Division of Securities Stipulation and Consent Order which revoked Balser’s sales representative licensure and investment adviser license based upon the Division’s findings that Balser sold investments to customers away from Cetera Advisors LLC. Case No. […]

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FINRA Bars Cetera Broker In Investigation

Kenneth Joseph Kolquist of Duluth Minnesota a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on allegations that Kolquist failed to provide FINRA with information that was requested of him. Case No. 2015047359901 (Aug. 1, 2016). According to […]

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Cetera Accused By Investor Of Annuity Misconduct

David Lane Gabay of Tarrytown New York a stockbroker currently employed by Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 12, 2018 in which the customer sought $52,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that Gabay was placed into a variable annuity that was not suitable for the customer […]

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Cetera Sanctioned For Failure To Supervise

Cetera Advisor Networks LLC a brokerage firm headquartered in El Segundo California has been censured and fined $700,000.00 founded on allegations that the firm neglected to supervise a registered representative who made unsuitable trades and mutual fund switches in customer accounts. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2014040951702 (Dec. 19, 2018). According to the […]

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Cetera Sued By Investor For Annuity Fraud

Ira Gary Chernick of Woodbury New York a stockbroker currently employed by Cetera Advisors Networks LLC a is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on December 8, 2017 to resolve allegations that Chernick placed the customer in an inappropriate variable annuity product and made misrepresentations about the product. Financial […]

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Questar Blamed Sued For Bad Investment Advice

September 28, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Investment and Regulatory News, Securities Arbitration Claims   |   0 Comments

Jerry P. Michna of Louisville Ohio a stockbroker formerly employed by Questar Capital Corporation is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on July 23, 2018 where the customer requested $250,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that energy-sector equity purchases were executed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the […]

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Investors Accuse Cetera of Fraud And Misrepresentation

Mark Angelo Senofonte of Edison New Jersey a stockbroker currently registered with Cetera Investment Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 12, 2018 where the customer requested $12,500.00 in damages supported by allegations that (1) unsuitable real estate security transactions were executed int the customer’s account (2) […]

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Customer Sues Cetera Advisors For Breach Of Contract

Steven Franklin Brandt of Alexandria Virginia a stockbroker formerly registered with Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $50,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of (1) breach of contract (2) the customer having been placed in direct participation program or limited partnership interests that […]

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Cetera Sued By Customer For Misrepresentation

John Edward Massa of Staten Island New York a stockbroker currently registered with Cetera Investment Services LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action in which the customer sought $22,562.01 in damages based upon accusations that misrepresentations had been made to the customer in reference to the terms and conditions of […]

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Cetera Broker Fired For Outside Business Activities

Gordon Tong Quan of Pasadena California a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisor Networks LLC has been discharged by the firm on May 15, 2018 founded on allegations that Quan engaged in outside business activities and unapproved customer loan arrangements; conduct violative of the firm’s policies. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that […]

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Cetera Advisors Accused Of Private Placement Fraud

Omar K. Henry of New York New York a stockbroker formerly employed by Cetera Advisors LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 9, 2018 in which the customer sought $451,844.09 in damages based upon accusations that direct participation program transactions were placed in the customer’s account that were not […]

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