Ronald Scott Bright, of Milwaukie, Oregon, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Bright effected unauthorized transactions in customer accounts during the time that he was employed by Edward Jones. Letter of…

Larry Don Graham Jr. (also known as Donny Graham) of Duncan Oklahoma a stockbroker formerly associated with Edward Jones has been referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer requested $228,515.38 in damages supported by allegations that (1) fiduciary duties which had been owed to the customer were breached (2)…

Jon Timothy Vanslooten of Toledo Ohio a stockbroker registered with Edward Jones is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was settled on September 10, 2018 to resolve allegations that Vanslooten placed the customer in Energy Transfer Partners LP – a direct investment which was unsuitable for the customer. FINRA Public…

Danielle Jean McAniff of Albuquerque New Mexico a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that McAniff caused an Edward Jones representative to have customers provide signed blank forms so the firm could effect…

Joseph Richard Hinke of Richland Center Wisconsin is a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones who was fired on August 25 2016 based upon accusations that he solicited and ultimately effected orders in a customer’s investment account after having been apprised that the customer had dementia. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that…

Matthew Kerby, of Paoli, Indiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he failed to cooperate in a FINRA investigation into accusations that Kerby converted funds from a customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and…

John Joseph Maloney III, of Morristown, Tennessee, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been terminated from employment on May 10, 2016, based upon accusations that he failed to conform with the firm’s policies relating to the suitability of investment recommendations. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Public Disclosure reveals that Maloney has been identified…

Robert Owen Kincaid of Sandpoint, Idaho, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim, in which the customer requested $1,053,664.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s assets were over-concentrated in mutual funds products. The customer additionally alleged that investment losses were caused by Edward…

Benjamin J. Herauf, of Dickinson, North Dakota, a stockbroker registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for six months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he forged a customer’s account documentation. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016052114701…

Edward Jones, a broker-dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri, was censured and fined $725,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for the failure to supervise consolidated reports transmitted to customers regarding their accounts inside and outside of Edward Jones. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016049783001 (July 13, 2017). According to the AWC, an…

Mitchell G. Behm, of Denver, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Behm, inter alia, engaged in an unauthorized borrowing arrangement with a customer of the…

Jon Timothy VanSlooten, of Toledo, Ohio, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, 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 consenting to findings that he effected trades in customer accounts without authorization. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent,…

Laurence M. Rothstein, of Cumming, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized transactions in customer accounts and entered false customer account information into his firm’s records…

Rebecca L. Gillette, of Brockport, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 7, 2017, where the customer requested more than $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Gillette poorly advised the customer in regard to the customer’s investment account contributions….

Anthony John Cummings, of Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity by consenting to findings that he converted customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016051104901 (May 9, 2017). FINRA Public Disclosure reveals that on…

Garrett Andrew Ahrens, of Lafayette, Louisiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial, LLC, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on October 22, 2015, in which the customer requested damages estimated to be greater than $5,000.00 based upon allegations that Ahrens effected the unsuitable switch of policies issued by Navy…

Markos John Pappas, of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on August 4, 2016, in which the customer requested $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Pappas effected the unsuitable purchase of the customer’s immediate annuity issued by Mass Retiree Choice….

Robert Andrew Kahn, of Creve Coeur, Missouri, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, was terminated from employment on September 15, 2016, based upon the firm’s allegations that Kahn committed violations of Edward Jones’ policies by engaging in discretionary trading in customer accounts, and effecting stock trades in customer accounts on an excessive basis. Financial…

Michael Jean-Paul Mason, of Millington, Tennessee, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been permanently barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon a FINRA Office of Hearing Officers’ Default Decision containing findings that he falsified customer account documentation and failed to accurately inform his firm…

Jason Edward Seurer, of Milbank, South Dakota, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, has been penalized $7,500.00 and suspended for eighteen months by The State of South Dakota Division of Securities based upon Seurer consenting to findings that he sold away from his firm via his promissory note investment transactions. (Jan. 19, 2017). Previously,…

Charles Harvey Kuhtz III, of Hartland, Wisconsin, a financial advisor for Edward Jones, has been named in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on January 18, 2017, in which the customer requested $5,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Kuhtz made misrepresentations to the customer regarding a Hartford Protector Variable Universal Life policy. Kuhtz’s…

Edward Jones, a broker-dealer headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri, was censured and fined $125,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) based upon consenting to findings that the firm overcharged customers pertaining to the interest rates on customers’ loans. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2016048760501 (Feb. 1, 2017). According to the AWC, in January…

Cormean Thomas, of Houston, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with Edward Jones, was fined $15,000.00 and suspended for two years from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity after consenting to findings that he effected unauthorized trades in customer accounts, failed to notify his firm regarding customer complaints, and made…

George Stefanou, of Orlando, Florida, a stockbroker currently registered with Edward Jones, has been subject to a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim on February 24, 2015, which settled for $50,000.00 in damages. The customer’s claim was based upon allegations that Stefanou made an unsuitable investment recommendation concerning the transfer of the customer’s 457(b) and…

Anthony C. Gray of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a stockbroker with Edward Jones, was permanently barred in all capacities from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firm in all capacities after consenting to findings that he had misappropriated nearly $138,000 from two elderly customers. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, No. 2015047279101 (Oct….

Adam Robert Bollinger from Chandler, Arizona, a former general securities representative with Edward Jones, was permanently barred from association with any FINRA member firm in any capacity after consenting to FINRA findings that Bollinger converted $17,525 from 7 individuals (6 of whom were his firm customers). FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent, No. 2015044164801…

Edward Jones, a FINRA member brokerage firm and SEC investment advisor headquartered in St. Louis, MO, settled with the SEC for north of $20M after the firm was alleged by the SEC to have overcharged customers within their municipal bond business along with failing to supervise the review of municipal bonds trading in the secondary…

Scott B. Hostutler, formerly a broker with Edward Jones, was suspended for 10 days by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for trading in a customer’s account without authorization. Hostutler was fined $5,000 in addition to his suspension from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. The sanctions were set out in a Letter…

A former Edward Jones administrator has been permanently barred from the financial industry after misappropriating a total of $63,000 from 21 customers. According to a default decision issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on Feb. 15, Carolyn Avia Harmon misappropriated $63,000 in customer funds between November 2006 and September 2009. She also failed…