Charles Gyude Bryant III, of Sarasota, Florida, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on September 7, 2023, based upon allegations that Bryant exceeded his discretionary trading authority. This is not the first time that the registration of Bryant has been terminated by a securities broker dealer…

Joshua R. Cook of Vernal, Utah, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $7,500.00 and suspended for ten months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Cook engaged in forgery and maintained inaccurate firm records at LPL Financial LLC. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent…

William Frederick Fox (also known as Bill Fox and Billy Fox), of Austin, Texas, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related “complaint” that was settled for $8,000.00 in damages on November 23, 2022, based upon alleged “poor performance in direct investments and real estate securities” recommended…

Mark W. Manning, of Fishkill, New York, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Manning failed to comply with FINRA requests for documents and information in an investigation into a complaint. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent, No….

Bryan Scott Foster, of Southfield, Michigan, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $8,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Foster made the unsuitable investment recommendations of real estate related securities or Real Estate…

Edward Terral Hill (also known as Ed Hill), of West End, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on October 2, 2023. In this complaint, the customer requested $20,805.24 in damages based upon allegations that Hill failed to follow instructions in connection…

Lori Fleischhacker Copeland, of Charlotte, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Copeland did not cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of her alleged outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. No….

Tamara Ann Glenn (also known as Tamara Dawson, Tamara Gallegos, Tamara Haselby, and Tamara Langham), of East Lansing, Michigan, a stockbroker registered with Essex National Securities LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $35,000.00 in damages based upon allegations…

LPL Financial LLC, a securities broker-dealer headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, has been censured and fined $5,500,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) because LPL Financial failed to supervise direct business transactions, provided false information to customers regarding mutual fund switch transactions, and failed to supervise Business Development Company (“BDC”) transactions. Letter of Acceptance,…

John Aloysius Dougherty of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Dougherty failed to provide information and documents requested in connection with FINRA’s investigation into his potential private securities transactions and outside business activities. Letter…

Oscar Lee Harrison II of Fremont, California, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on April 22, 2021. In this complaint, the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Harrison “refused” to execute an order to purchase 1,000 shares of ERI stocks…

Patrick Noel Thayer of Lebanon, Ohio, a stockbroker previously registered with LPL Financial LLC and Parkland Securities LLC and owner of Broadway Financial Solutions, has been permanently barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from associating with any investment adviser, broker, dealer, or other related entities and from participating in any penny stock offerings, because…

John Spyro Demertzis of East Setauket, New York, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $700,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Demertzis made unsuitable recommendations in alternative investments, including real estate securities during the time that Demertzis…

Brian Jesse Singleton, based in Pocatello, Idaho, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer-initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $14,999.00 in damages. The claim alleged that Singleton misrepresented the risk of a structured note that was purchased by the customer during the time that…

Kenneth John Arellano, of Rochester, New York, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one month from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Arellano used unauthorized methods of communicating with customers regarding securities. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2019064285601…

Scott Michael Bremus, of Dacula, Georgia, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Bremus engaged in private securities transactions. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021073072701 (October 6, 2023). According to the AWC,…

Tyson William Allred, of Portland, Oregon, a stockbroker formerly registered with U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc., is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on September 5, 2023, in which the customer requested $998,131.88 in damages based upon allegations that Allred made specific assurances that the investment chosen for the customer involved protected…

Frank Levi Martin (also known as Frangel Levi Martin and Frangel Levi Martinez), of Brooklyn, New York, a stockbroker now registered with LPL Financial, has been suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any supervisory capacity because Martin failed to supervise trading activities and investigate red flags…

Evan A. Lunsford of Terre Haute, Indiana, a stockbroker associated with LPL Financial, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on August 18, 2023, in which the customer requested compensatory damages. The customer’s allegations are that Lunsford made investment recommendations in structured notes tied to the energy market that were unsuitable…

John Elliot McCune Jr., of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a stockbroker associated with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $50,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that McCune failed to follow the customer’s instructions of consulting one of her…

John E. Pelletier of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with BMO Harris Financial Advisors Inc., is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Pelletier based upon allegations that Pelletier engaged in unauthorized trading in the individual retirement account of a customer…

Robert Earl Stanlick, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a stockbroker associated with Presidential Brokerage Inc. (also known as Forta Financial Group Inc.), was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $34,000.00 in damages based on allegations that Stanlick engaged in breach of fiduciary…

Jeffrey Kenneth Kirkpatrick, of Dacula, Georgia, a stockbroker associated with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Kirkpatrick falsified a wire transfer request form and caused his firm to maintain incomplete and inaccurate records and books….

Kevin Joseph Carroll of Glastonbury, Connecticut, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member because he borrowed a customer’s funds and engaged in unauthorized trading in unit investment trusts during the time that he was associated…

LPL Financial, a securities broker dealer now headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was censured and fined $3,000,000.00 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) because LPL Financial failed to supervise certain representatives, resulting in their conversion of customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020067897601 (July 25, 2023). Between May of 2018 and…

Gregory Edward Collins (also known as Greg Collins), of East Greenbush, New York, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $12,500.00 and suspended for six months by FINRA because Collins engaged in private securities transactions and outside business activities during the time that he was associated with LPL Financial. Letter of Acceptance,…

Joseph Francis Bartosiewicz Jr. of Stamford, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Bartosiewicz failed to provide information and documents to FINRA during the time that it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules during the time that…

Lynn Witherspoon Bryant (also known as Deborah Lynn Bryant), of Hurst, Texas, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Bryant failed to testify during the time that FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules during…

Preston Jason Bellaire, of Orlando, Florida, a stockbroker registered with MSI Financial Services Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $7,500.00 in damages based upon allegations that Bellaire made misrepresentations of material fact about risks in connection with the sale…

Mario Everildo Rivero Jr., of Red Bank, New Jersey, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC and LPL Financial LLC, has been barred as a stockbroker by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) because Rivero pled guilty to federal fraud charges. In the Matter of Mario E. Rivero, Order No. 3-21352 (March 28, 2023)….

Azmi P. Sharif of Elmhurst, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been discharged by the securities broker dealer on December 20, 2022, based upon allegations that Sharif engaged in an undisclosed outside business activity. The securities broker dealer stated that Sharif inadequately disclosed his business activities and had taken part in undisclosed…

Jeremy Jefferson Jacobson, of Metairie, Louisiana, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Jacobson engaged in discretionary trading. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021071954502 (June 6, 2023). According to the…

John Nicholas Terzis of Skokie, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Terzis borrowed customer funds. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022073846901 (December 23, 2022). According to the AWC, Terzis borrowed $200,000 from an elderly…

Kale King Hoong Young, of Torrance, California, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 20 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Young falsified customer signatures. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020066352101 (June 8, 2023). According to the…

Robert T Li of Naperville, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $200,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Li made unsuitable recommendations of real estate securities and stocks when Li was registered with LPL Financial…

Bryan Edward Davidson of Scottsdale, Arizona, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint filed on December 26, 2022, in which the customer requested compensation based upon allegations that Davidson mismanaged the customer’s account during the time that Davidson was associated with LPL Financial LLC. The…

Christopher John Carpenter (also known as Chris Carpenter), of Charlotte, North Carolina, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Carpenter failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of…

Patrick Keith Sloan of Kewanee, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Sloan committed forgery, caused the securities broker dealer to maintain false records or books, and engaged in unauthorized or…

Eric Shea Hollifield, of Dacula, Georgia, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC  is the subject of an enforcement action initiated by SEC in which the regulator is seeking sanctions against Hollifield based upon allegations that Hollifield committed securities fraud. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Eric S. Hollifield, Civil Action No. 2:22-CV-129-RWS (June 30, 2022)….

John Nicholas Terzis of Skokie, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Terzis “borrowed” customer funds from an elderly customer. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2022073846901 (December 23, 2022). According to the AWC, in December…

Robert Allen Koestler (also known as Bob Koestler), of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Koestler failed to testify during the period that FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules….

Michael Joseph Lancaster (also known as Mike Lancaster), of Canton, Ohio, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $10,000.00 and suspended for four months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Lancaster made unsuitable investment recommendations. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021070463601 (November…

Joseph Edward Faherty of Old Tappan, NJ, a stockbroker registered with Royal Alliance Associates Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim in which the customer requested $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Faherty made unsuitable invstment recommendations of Business Development Companies or “BDCs” during the time that…

Cynthia Ann Giovacchino, of Ansonia, Connecticut, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on February 11, 2022, to resolve allegations that Giovacchino made unsuitable recommendations of Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT during the time that Giovacchino was associated with LPL Financial…

Jonathan David Cummings of Hurst, Texas, a stockbroker registered with InvestaCorp Inc., was the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $15,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Cummings made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, was negligent, and made unsuitable recommendations of real estate securities during…

Thomas Jacob Ciolek of Franklinville, New York, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Ciolek failed to testify when FINRA investigated the stockbroker for possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021070741901 (November…

Richard Clarence DeYoung Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, a stockbroker registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC, was the subject of a customer-investment related complaint filed on March 12, 2020, in which the customer requested compensatory damages based upon allegations that DeYoung engaged in unauthorized trading in the customer’s Wells Fargo account. This is not the…

Carlos Leston (also known as Jose Carlos Leston), of New York, New York, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity because Leston failed to provide information and documents to FINRA when it investigated possible violations of FINRA rules. Letter…

Bradley Allen Goodbred of Roselle, Illinois, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, was the subject of a customer initiated investment related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitration claim that was settled for $1,225,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Goodbred caused her to execute a document appointing representative as her power of…

William Perry Randall of Rockford, Illinois, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint that was settled on March 10, 2021 based upon allegations that  Randall breached his fiduciary duties,  and failed to supervise the sale of the FS Energy & Power Fund during his asssociation…

Yvonne Lara Silguero of McAllen, Texas, a stockbroker registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim that was settled for $100,000.00 in damages based upon allegations that Silguero was negligent, made misrepresentations and omissions of material fact, breached her fiduciary duties, and was unsupervised, in…

Norbert Michael Witt of Amherst, New York, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on November 1, 2020, where the customer requested $14,000.00 in damages based upon accusations that Witt supposedly failed to follow “instructions” (whatever that means) concerning the customer’s account during the…

Christopher Neil Watkins of Louisville, Kentucky, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint on June 2, 2022, where the customer sought compensatory damages based upon allegations that Watkins provided unsuitable investment recommendations in connection with the sale of alternative investments, including business development company…

James Kenneth Couture of Worcester, Massachusetts, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint that was settled for $270,179.42 in damages on May 19, 2022, supported by accusations of misappropriation of the customer’s funds by Couture while he was registered with LPL Financial. On September…

Bruce Cameron Amman of Golden, Colorado, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, 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 Amman engaged in private securities transactions during the time that he was employed by LPL Financial. Letter of…

Kevin Marshall McCallum of Birmingham, Alabama, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer requested $725,650.00 in damages founded on allegations that the customer was overconcentrated in a business development company (BDC) when McCallum was registered with LPL Financial LLC….

Steven Martin Barnett of Jacksonville, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for 30 days from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Barnett mismarked customer order tickets while he was employed by LPL Financial. Letter of Acceptance,…

Michael Walter Mandel of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for seven months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he engaged in private securities transactions while he was associated with Royal…

Howell Gregory Ferguson (also known as Gregg Ferguson), of Bellville, Texas, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial 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 findings of forgery and false statements to the regulator by Ferguson during…

Gilberto Briseno (also known as Gilbert Briseno), of Boutte, Louisiana, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is identified in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on June 4, 2021, in which the customer requested $13,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of losses caused by unsuitable trading of closed-end funds and real estate…

Robert Emmett Pitiger, of Norwich, Vermont, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Pitiger altering documents and reusing customer signatures while Pitiger was employed by LPL Financial. Letter…

Amy Marjorie O’Brien (also known as Amy Marjorie Cash), of Fort Mill, South Carolina, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that she failed to cooperate with FINRA when she was investigated for receiving an…

Scott Alan Kaufman, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA’s investigation into accusations of his improper fixed income trading strategy while he was employed by…

Rhett Douglas Bedwell, of Rogers, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, is the subject of a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $19,848.26 in damages on September 23, 2021, based upon allegations of the misuse of the customer’s funds during the time that he was registered with LPL Financial…

Caroline Mohan (also known as Caroline Reyes), of West Palm Beach, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that she failed to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into allegations of her private securities transactions…

Aaron L. Austin of Bel Air Maryland, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on accusations that he failed to cooperate with FINRA’s request for information. Case No. 2018058669301 (January 29, 2019). According to FINRA Public Disclosure,…

John Lee Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC, has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he failed to comply with the regulator during the time that he was under investigation for engaging in outside business activities…

Robert C. Fross, of The Villages, Florida, a stockbroker formerly registered with SII Investments Inc., is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $14,999.00 in damages supported by allegations that the customer was placed into an unsuitable real estate investment trust by Fross during the time that…

Todd Anthony Esh of Shawnee Kansas a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or an investment adviser representative founded on accusations of Esh making omissions and misrepresentations to investors. In the Matter of Todd A. Esh Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Case…

Mark Alan Haenny of Loveland Colorado a stockbroker formerly registered with First Allied Securities Inc. is referenced in a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was settled for $55,000.00 in damages based upon accusations including negligence and unsuitable recommendations by Haenny as it pertained to LPs and DPPs during the period that…

Ronald Leonard Whittingham (also known as Ron Whittingham) of Orland Park Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that false information had been placed on documents by Whittingham…

Michael Miles Hartlett (also known as Mike Hartlett) of East Petersburg Pennsylvania a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he engaged in unauthorized trading of a customer’s account when he was…

Eric Shea Hollifield of Dacula Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he did not cooperate with FINRA investigators during an investigation into his possible conversion of an elderly customer’s funds during the…

Samuel Izaguirre of Miami Lakes Florida a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which was resolved for $120,000.00 in damages supported by allegations of the customer being misled regarding details of alternative investments held in their account during the period that…

Joseph Don Malboeuf of Colchester Vermont a stockbroker currently registered with LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a customer initiated investment related complaint which was settled for $85,000.00 in damages on July 19, 2020 founded on accusations that the customer’s account was not properly allocated in mutual funds according to their instructions between October 1,…

Thomas Boley Hunt of Twin Falls Idaho a stockbroker currently registered with Wells Fargo Advisors is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint which was resolved for $20,000.00 in damages on July 22, 2020 supported by allegations that Hunt’s transactions at Wells Fargo Advisors were not suitable for the customer. Hunt has…

Christopher Bryan Black (also known as Chris Bryan Black) of Statesboro Georgia a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on May 21, 2021, where the customer sought $84,166.22 in damages based upon accusations that Black provided unsuitable recommendations to them concerning municipal bonds…

Courtney Michelle Kaplan (also known as Courtney Michelle Carlsen, Courtney Michelle Ingram, and Courtney Ingram Yarmesch) of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with Wells Fargo Clearing Services has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that she failed to comply with a FINRA…

Kerry Lee Hoffman of Mundelein Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from being a stockbroker or investment adviser representative and barred from associating with securities firms across the country according to an Order based on allegations of Hoffman violating securities laws relating to…

Donald Stephen Woods of Louisville Kentucky a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related written complaint on April 30, 2021 where the customer sought $69,000.00 in damages based upon accusations of Woods making unsuitable recommendations of business development companies and real estate securities when he was…

Joffre Salazar (also known as Jeff Salazar) of Staten Island New York a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for one year from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that Salazar forged signatures of customers on documents to effect…

Michael Joseph Lancaster of Tampa Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with NFP Securities Inc. and LPL Financial LLC is referenced in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) inquiry in which FINRA is reviewing a customer initiated investment related complaints alleging misrepresentation and the recommendation of unsuitable investments. Case No. 20210704636 (Mar. 22, 2021). Lancaster has…

James Thomas Booth of Norwalk Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is named in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit in which SEC obtained a judgment which restrains and enjoins Booth from further violating federal securities laws based upon findings of Booth defrauding investors. Case No. 3:19-cv-01535 (Feb. 19, 2021). SEC…

Jason C. LaBelle of Pittsfield Massachusetts a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based on findings that he failed to comply with FINRA when he was under investigation for violating the terms of a 2020 disciplinary action against…

James Kenneth Couture of Worchester Massachusetts a former stockbroker of LPL Financial LLC and former investment adviser representative of Private Wealth Management Group has been charged by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with taking part in a scheme to misappropriate $2,900,000.00 from investors. Civil Action No. 1:21-CV-10908 (D. Mass June 1, 2021). According to the…

Jessica Y. Jung of Palo Alto California a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim where the customer sought more than $5,000.00 in damages supported by allegations that Jung made misrepresentations regarding alternative investments that the customer purchased through her while she…

Eric Peter Burton of Orland Park Illinois a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings of Burton falsifying customers’ documents relating to variable annuity transactions that he effected. Letter of…

Chun Mei Zhu (also known as Ida Mei Zhu) of Bellevue Washington a stockbroker formerly registered with Waddell Reed is referenced in a customer initiated investment related written complaint on September 25, 2020 where the customer requested $26,774.00 in damages founded on allegations that they had been placed into an unsuitable Securian annuity when Zhu…

John Edgar Simmons Jr. of Gulf Breeze Florida a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been barred from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity supported by findings that Simmons failed to cooperate with FINRA’s investigation which focused on whether he engaged in unapproved private securities transactions. Letter…

Jason Howell Poff of Houston Texas a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that Poff engaged in outside business activities that were neither disclosed to nor approved by LPL…

Ronald Patrick Cameron of Fayetteville Arkansas a stockbroker registered with International Assets Advisory and LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for five weeks from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity based upon findings that he engaged in outside business activities. Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent…

Elias Moses Hakimian (also known as Elias Moses Lopez-Hakimian) of Seal Beach California a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC has been fined $5,000.00 and suspended for three months from associating with any Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member in any capacity founded on findings that he borrowed an LPL Financial customer’s funds in…

Matthew O. Clason of Glastonbury Connecticut a stockbroker formerly registered with LPL Financial LLC is the subject of a customer initiated investment related FINRA securities arbitration claim which settled for $1,000,000.00 in damages on February 22, 2021 based upon accusations that the customer’s assets had been converted by Clason between 2015 and 2020 while Clason…