Dudley Franklin Stephens (also known as Stephen Franklin Dudley), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with Coastal Equities Inc., has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based based upon the findings that Stephens failed to pay a FINRA arbitration award entered against him by…

Thomas Caine Shultz of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that Shultz failed to perform due diligence and made unsuitable recommendations with regard to the sale of direct…

Coastal Equities Inc. a securities broker dealer headquartered in Wilmington Delaware has been censured by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) supported by findings that Coastal Equities failed to supervise a stockbroker who recommended unsuitable and excessive trades for the accounts of Coastal Equities customers. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent No. 2017052325702 (Nov. 9, 2020)….

Luke Michael Johnson of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc. and investment adviser representative of Coastal Investment Advisers is identified in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $100,000.00 in damages supported by accusations that the customer received unsuitable alternative investment recommendations from Johnson in 2016 in…

Dudley Franklin Stephens (also known as Stephen Franklin Dudley) of New York New York a stockbroker formerly registered with Prospera Financial Services and Coastal Equities is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim which was resolved for $122,500.00 in damages based upon accusations that the customer had been placed into unsuitable investments…

Sam Aziz (also known as Sam Azizieh and as Sam Yehya) of Dublin Ohio a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities Inc. is the subject of a Ohio Division of Securities Order in which his stockbroker registration has been revoked based upon allegations that (1) Aziz effected trades that were not suitable for a customer…

Jingbo Pan of Wilmington Delaware a stockbroker registered with Coastal Equities Inc. has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on February 13, 2020 based upon allegations that Pan neglected to abide by its procedures and policies. According to Coastal Equities, Pan failed to obtain authorization from the securities principal before he submitted an order…

Luke Michael Johnson of Scottsdale Arizona a stockbroker formerly employed by Coastal Equities Inc. is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $509,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that investment recommendations made by Johnson between June of 2017 and June of 2018 failed to be suitable for…

Frank David Sardano of Toms River New Jersey a stockbroker formerly employed by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has been terminated by the firm on October 1, 2018 founded on accusations that Sardano exercised discretion in the accounts of Morgan Stanley customers. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure also reveals that on June 3, 2005, a…

Coastal Equities, Inc., a brokerage firm headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, has been censured and fined $15,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon consenting to findings that the firm did not properly supervise the sale of non-traditional exchange traded funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2014041310602 (June 9, 2017). According to the AWC,…

Frank J. Bodi, of Atlanta, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities, Inc., has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he effected trades in customer accounts without authorization. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2014041310601 (Dec….

Neil D. Pecker, of Longwood, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with Coastal Equities, Inc., was suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after FINRA found that Pecker did not cooperate with FINRA’s request to provide information or documentation. Docket No. 2016050013101 (Sept. 26, 2016). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals…

Michael Donnelly, of Lecanto, Florida, a stockbroker formerly associated with Coastal Equities, Inc., was named in a pending customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on July 1, 2016, in which the customer has requested $53,183.00 in damages based upon allegations against Donnelly of misappropriating the customer’s assets that the customer provided him for investment opportunities….