Erin Lynn Verespy of Trumbull Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with HD Vest Investment Services has been issued a Cease and Desist Order by the Banking Commissioner of the State of Connecticut founded on allegations of Verespy engaging in outside business activities, failing to disclose lawsuits, and borrowing funds from a customer of HD Vest…

Brian Lamont Royster of Ann Arbor Michigan a stockbroker formerly registered with HD Vest Investment Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim where the customer sought $295,936.76 in damages supported by allegations that (1) fraudulent misrepresentations had been made to the customer concerning the terms and fees relating to City Financial…

Frank H. Kelly of New Cumberland Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly employed by HD Vest investment Services has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon Kelly’s consent to findings that (1) Kelly exercised discretion in customer accounts without obtaining written authorization and (2)…

Erin Lynn Verespy of Trumbull Connecticut a stockbroker formerly employed by HD Vest Investment Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon consenting to findings that Verespy neglected to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into accusations that funds belonging to a customer had been…

Karl Ronald Foust Jr. of Boca Raton Florida a stockbroker and direct participation programs representative formerly registered with H.D. Investment Services is referenced in a customer initiated investment related arbitration claim in which the customer sought $95,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that the customer’s investment in Wimbledon Health Partners LLC was both misrepresented and…

Jerry Davis Raines of Kilgore Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with HD Vest Investment Services is the subject of a customer initiated investment related civil action where the customer sought $500,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that transactions were placed in the customer’s account that were not suitable for the customer and misrepresentations had been…

H.D. Vest Investment Securities, Inc., headquartered in Irving, Texas, was censured and fined $100,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after consenting to findings that the firm failed to adequately supervise variable annuity transactions, and failed to effectively utilize surveillance procedures to detect rates of annuity exchanges. According to the AWC, from May of 2010…